Hello all! Thanks for visiting “The Bloob” again! We are back with a fun series… Periodically I will highlight a mother👸. She will share her list of threes.
3 things she’s loves, 3 things she doesn’t love, and 3 things she didn’t expect.
The point? To put women’s experiences out there in a open fashion that’s realistic! It’s not always glamorous. BUT it can have huge pay offs for mom and baby while providing a really special experience. I hope there’s camaraderie built in this small community. I hope there’s inspiration for that someone who is having trouble! Equally important, I hope you learn something that helps your situation. To those women that just simply are not able to breastfeed to the capacity they wanted, for whatever reason, or those that chose not to…we are still rooting for you! Milk Made Baby never intends to shame or judge, just support coupled with education…there’s a lot to know!
Follow along, relate, enjoy, and learn a thing or two… Let’s get started!
Kristen is a mother to two! She has an adorable baby girl, Kylie 3 months, and a beautiful son, Jameson 2.5. Thank you for being our FIRST mom to share her 3’s so honestly.
3 things I love…
1.Knowing I am giving her the most nutritious milk from day 1 filled with antibodies and stem cells that all help her grow and stay healthy even when I get sick!
2. Convenience night and day to satisfy her hunger not having to go make a bottle for her.
3. The bond we have no matter how much she is passed around I am the only one that can feed her.
1. PUMPING!! It’s the worst.
2. Having to wear nipple pads because we all know what that’s like without them
3. feeling engorged when she sleeps the whole night
I didn’t know…
1. How tricky it is to get a really good latch and how long it takes for baby to learn it without your help!
2. Having too snug of a nursing bra can cause mastitis… thanks for your help Jenny!
3. What to expect with having a toddler and nursing our newborn but I have become pretty good at multitasking (for example making chicken nuggets for lunch and cutting them up! Or really tending to anything a toddler needs while nursing! Haha)
Some links below related to her topics:
**Stem cells! So fascinating. Stem cells are cells that can turn into other cells, also known as pluripotent. Need some cells in your liver? lungs? Stem cells are there to fill in! Not quite that simple, but almost. They are highly potent in colostrum…which is what your breast creates in the first few days for baby before mature milk..
Check out more here on your milk’s stem cells.