I wanted to let you all in on some behind the scenes on my breastfeeding journey!
What a journey it has been ! not “easy” it’s very hard at times, especially while your exhausted and all you want to do is sleep, but you can’t because you have a baby to nurse.
I latched little Edward soon after we welcomed him to the world. He seemed to be a pro. I was not leaking nor was I showing signs of any milk or anything at this point but I latched him on because the nurse said “it might not seem like he is getting enough, but he is. Your babies stomach is the size of a pea so they don’t need much to fill them up”. I then confirmed this with the lactation nurse there at the hospital. Because I felt as though he was not getting enough or any I made a bottle of formula and dripped the milk on my breast as he was latches on to me. This seemed to work and keep him satisfied. I did this up until I actually got my milk in. I was so excited to see that I was producing milk.
How did I find out?? I used my breast pump. After finding this out I decided to start eating my lactating cookies I might have done this too early in the game but I just didn’t want my son to not have enough and have to resort to formula so I started eating my Making Mamas Milk cookies. Super delicious, I soon noticed a difference as far as my milk supply went. So to keep it this way I purchased some more cookies to keep my milk supply steady. I am so grateful to have found these cookies as a resource to help me with making milk for my little Edward. It has not been easy I will say that much!! I recently had a clogged duct this happens when your producing milk faster than you’re expressing it out. I didn’t know it was a clogged duct I was assuming the worst like an infection or something. Thankfully I prayed and asked GOD to please take away this feeling, later that night I was reading some articles and came to the conclusion that I may have a clogged duct. So I then did some hot compresses and immediately milk started to come out, I massaged it out and thankfully pain went away!! I was so happy and relieved. I also still have some pain while baby latches on its only in the beginning but it’s slowly subsiding. I can now say I have a steady supply going and I’m super thankful that little Edward is getting his drink on 🙂 the only thing with that is that he also goes through diapers like crazy he pees a lot not sure if I can categorize him as a heavy wetter but pretty close ! I’ve noticed that regular AIO cloth diapers soak up very quickly. So we have been using Thirsties cloth diapers ( hemp prefolds) with Thirsties diaper covers. These seem to work great especially over night with no leaks.
Do you also go through diapers more frequently because you nurse your like “all the time” baby??