It’s very important for any breastfeeding mum to purchase a breast pump, a decent breast pump. I made this mistake this time round.
For my first daughter, I expressed loads, I had to for her to survive. I used one in the hospital that was amazing, the Medela Electric, and I bought the same one for home use. I had expressed milk bursting out of our home freezer, fridge and even the hospital were shocked at the amount I had.
This time round, I was reluctant to breastfeed so my OH didn’t want to spend much money on something we’d probably never use. So we got a Tommee Tippee Manual pump just incase. Expressing has been hard this time round, I find it such a chore so rarely do it and it takes forever to get any real amount.
I’ve just had a Medela Swing arrive (review to be posted this weekend) and that’s been so much easier and I’m looking forward to the future.
It’s definitely all about timing when you express, I can express a full bottle from one boob in the mornings but barely get an ounce from both boobs in the evenings.
Being able to express is fantastic. It means I can grab a few hours here and there to be baby free. I freeze my milk as I’m trying to get a good supply ready for weaning onto foods and our wedding day is fast approaching.
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