Breastfeeding Essentials for Moms, by Moms.


How long have you been breastfeeding?
I breastfed my first son for 13 months, and I’ve been breastfeeding my daughter for 4 months.

What BF tools/products are your favorite/help you the most? Tell us about your experiences with Milkies Milk Saver – how much milk have you saved, has it worked well for you?
I save the most milk with my Milkies Milk Saver when I nurse my daughter first thing in the morning. We’ve been blessed with an excellent sleeper this time around and by the time she gets up from sleeping 6-8 hours straight, my breasts are completely full. I’m always sure to use my Milk Saver on the opposite breast I nurse on in the morning and can get up to an additional 2 oz at a time.

What is the best piece of advice you would offer a newbie breastfeeding mom?
Educate yourself! Don’t leave your breastfeeding relationship to luck and chance. Do your best to prepare yourself BEFORE having a baby by taking a breastfeeding class put on by a certified lactation consultant. It’s always a good to have a breastfeeding guide on hand. I love The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.
What is one thing you wish someone told you before you started breastfeeding?
It might hurt….and that’s OKAY! Just because it hurts doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong. I had a painful start to my breastfeeding relationship with my son. I was completely shocked by how much it hurt and how unnatural it came to me. I’m so glad I stuck with it and worked through the pain. Eventually it was pain free, easy and totally natural.
I love motherhood because …. (fill in the blank)
I love motherhood because I get to see the world all over again through the eyes of a child. I have an excuse to be silly, play make believe, eat unlimited peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and watch kid’s movies. I love it because I get to learn and grow along with my children.

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