Our countdown has truly begun. Nesting has set in and preparations for the fourth member of our family are in full swing.
I will just start out by saying nursing my first child was a big, BIG disappointment for me and I have regretted that it didn’t work out for us ever since. It’s been three and a half years. With baby number two on the way, I’m about to get my do-over.
My main focus this entire pregnancy has been on how I can be completely successful nursing this baby. I even took a breastfeeding class. When I think of breastfeeding products, Medela is the first company that comes to mind. I knew right after I had my first daughter that Medela products were top of the line, unfortunately, I did not give them a fair chance. I purchased an Ameda breastpump that I was completely unhappy with. My daughter was a preemie and spent the first week of her life in the hospital NICU. Luckily, I was able to test the hospital grade Medela breastpumps there and swore that after I had another baby, I would stick with Medela.
I have heard so many good things about the Medela Freestyle breastpump and I’m about ready to make my purchase. Of course, this time around, we’re going to establish a good nursing routine before anything else is introduced. I can’t afford not to. So, within the next month, I will be stocking up on my nurisng gear. Who do I turn to first? Medela, of course. They have a line of intimate apparel, specifically for maternity and nursing.
Medela recently sent me their new Nursing Camisole for consideration. I’m having a mid-summer baby, so you can bet this camisole will get some good use!
The feel of the Cami is very soft and stretchy (and sturdy). It’s made of a bamboo/cotton blend. It has a drop-cup design and has an extra layer of fabric, where it counts the most. The camisole also works with the Freestyle breastpump, so hopefully I’ll get my chance to try them out together.
Next on the list, of course, are bottles. There will come a point where daddy and big sister want to help feed the baby and I don’t want to take that away from them. I will gladly give them the chance to bond with our newest family member. I have several Medela Breastmilk Bottle Sets on hand, including a few 5 oz. and 8 oz. bottles. It’s no secret, Medela has always been BPA-free and this is something that I do take quite seriously.
So, when the time is right, I will put these bottles to good use.
I still feel like I have much to learn and research about the world of breastfeeding but honestly, I’m not as concerned about it this time. I am crossing all of my T’s and dotting all of my I’s before the little one arrives and I know that things will work out swimmingly this time.