Hi guys!!!! I’m so happy to be back to my blogging schedule and now that I am I have a bunch of things to share with you guys other than my new baby! It’s been two weeks since B.K entered this world and man have they been amazingly…well they have been a lot of things. One of the things that I wanted to do with this baby that I did not do with my last was to pump and bottle feed early on. With my son we waited too long because were scared into waiting a month by the nurses, they said it would cause nipple confusion if we started any sooner. Turns out waiting a month just scared Wy OFF the bottle. Not wanting that to happen again, we took the plunge and started B.K on the bottle a week after she was born and she took to it like a champ flawlessly switching from bottle to breast every time.
Now this couldn’t have come at a better time. Because B.K is pretty fierce when it comes to her sucking and because my milk supply took longer to come in this time, I got cracked nipples which then led to Mastitis in my right breast. Pumping my right breast became my only option to handle the engorgement that then followed because of B.K’s refusal to nurse off of that breast. So that’s what brings me to today’s review! Buying breast pumps can be down right confusing. Seriously. Not only are there SO many different brands out there, but on top of different brands there are different grades, different options, and a huge price range to choose from. So how do you find the perfect pump? Well to be completely honest with you? There’s no simple answer to that, but today I hope to at least shed some light on where you can start.
Everyone has their own opinions, and like always I do want to state that these are just MY opinions based off MY own experiences. Every woman is different, their bodies are different, their breastfeeding needs are different, and their incomes are different. SO with that being said, just because I may suggest something, please don’t feel like it’s something that you HAVE to do, or that it will be, or do the same thing for you as it did for me. I also want to mention that I am not a lactation consultant, nor am I a healthcare provider. I am just a breastfeeding momma with three kids. Continue reading →
So this was something that I wanted to discuss after B.K got here, but since she won’t be here for another 6 weeks I thought I would talk about it now since so many of my readers have already had their babies and have asked.
I want to first start off saying that I am in no way a lactation consultant, health care professional, expert, or wet-nurse by any means, and if you do have health issues, and/or concerns, please contact your doctor, OBGYN, or local La Leche group. Also these are just my opinions and the things that worked for me. Everyone is different, every baby is different so please don’t feel like if you are doing something another way, or it’s not working for you, that there is anything wrong with you and your baby.
Last month I received something in the mail that I instantly fell in love with. While searching the great vast internet for unique and multi purpose nursing covers, I came across a video for a nursing scarf by a company called CoverBoo Couture. I had never heard of a nursing scarf before, but I’m obsessed with scarves and I will be nursing soon enough. After watching the video I became obsessed. I needed to know more about this cover, how I could get one, and needed to find a way to share it with you all. After contacting the creator Maria who makes them herself, I explained my fascination with her product and my want to review it. She graciously offered to send me one to review and a few weeks later the beautiful accessory showed up at my door.
Since beginning this blog I never knew exactly where it would take me. For some reason at the time that it began I was at this point in my life where it was like shit, or get off the pot. J and I were both at the point where we really needed to decide whether we were having more kids together or not. After the death of one of my very most favorite uncles, it was very clear to me what I wanted, and that was to have one more baby. My family did not feel complete. Continue reading →
Happy Monday everyone! This week I bring you….THE DRIA COVER!!! Super pumped about this cover. DRIA Cover sent me this item to review about two weeks ago. It took me about a day to fall in love with it. The Dria cover is a multi-functional cover that works in four different ways:
1.) A pregnancy shawl/poncho
2.) A full coverage nursing cover
3.) A carseat cover
4.) A stroller cover
Obviously I am still in my pregnancy stage so I was very eager to try it as the first function, which is as a pregnancy shawl/poncho.