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Featured Milkies Mom- “Baby Rabies” Blogger Jill Krause. Read her story…

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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.

 

 

Breastfeeding Mom Puts a Stop to Inconvenient Leaks

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Anne Lehnick is mom to Declan (four), and new baby, Skyler (four months). Anne wanted to breastfeed Skyler, just like she did for Declan, but she knew she had to nip her leaking breasts in the bud the second time around.
When nursing her first child, Anne noticed she had a lot of leaking when her free breast letdown. She also battled with leaking issues when she would hear her son cry. She would ruin her clothes and go through breast pad after breast pad. With Anne’s second child she wanted to keep her clothes, bras and nursing pillows clean and dry and not waste the extra milk.

“I did not like wearing breast pads, and sometimes I would just forget to put them on altogether,” explains Anne.

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New Mom Saves 375 oz. Using a Milk-Saver

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Sarah Van Wyhe is a former elementary school teacher and a breastfeeding mama; however, breastfeeding wasn’t always so easy for this busy mom of two. After finding herself unable to breastfeed her first born after much angst, she was determined to make breastfeeding work for her second born, a boy name Logan.
A week after giving birth to Logan, a friend bought Sarah a Milkies Milk-Saver. Sarah wanted one, as she remembered when trying to breastfeed her first son that she had strong milk let-down in the non-nursing breast. She knew she would soak through nursing pads if she didn’t have something in place to collect the milk. 

“I was losing a lot of breast milk during let-down, which was quite frustrating as I had so much trouble breastfeeding the first go round and hated to see any milk go to waste. I was determined to save every last drop,” she says.

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