Welcome to the 7th #BreastfeedingandI blog link party!
I’m so glad that @hdydi‘s shared Raquel’s hospital pumping experience when she had her twins before they were 32 weeks. You should see her stash of frozen milk after 15 days! Her TOP TIPS on how to increase breast milk supply are REALLY TOPS and she shared an excellent link within her post too. This is definitely one to read; so informative, encouraging, and inspiring!
As someone who pumped for months to boost her supply, and help save her breastfeeding relationship, I wish I read her post before I had my baby.
Her summary is so important to keep in mind: “Your personal medical situation and many other things YOU CANNOT CONTROL will impact your ability to produce milk. Childbirth is a traumatic experience for your body. A C-section is major surgery. If you can make breastfeeding work, that’s great. If you can’t, that doesn’t make you any less of a mother.” ~ emphasis are mine.
Sadia, please grab the code for your ‘featured post’ badge here.
@FamilyFever‘s post about the challenges of the early days of breastfeeding and Medela’s support is an important read. It highlights some of the challenges that mums face at the start of their breastfeeding journey and how these can overcomed with the right support.
@juliecookies‘s first breastfeeding post also reflected on the challenges of the early days of breastfeeding and the importance of having the right support. Even then, there are no guarantees that ones breastfeeding journey will take the desired course. I don’t know what determines how quickly one’s milk comes in; it varies from mother to mother, and perhaps from child to child. Sometimes supplementing with Formula is what is needed and there is no guilt or shame in this.
Massive congratulations to @puddlemother‘s on becoming a NCT breastfeeding peer supporter and an infant feeding hospital volunteer. Her desire to support women to “feel in control and supported” is one that will especially resonate with many mums who had it rough in those early days and weeks, even months after birth. So many hours of hardwork to get to this point!
@DiaryofUEM‘s National Breastfeeding Week post, reflected on what breastfeeding mums want to say to mums who use formula. It’s good to remind those who think otherwise that the issue for many pro-breastfeeding folks is not about making people breastfeed, but rather about making sure there is quality breastfeeding support within each mum’s reach if and when it’s needed / wanted.
You can read more about the aim of the linky and the kind of posts you can share on it here.
Breastfeeding and I Linky Rules
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- Klout some of those that really stand out to me
- mention some or all the linked posts (depending on how many) in the subsequent linky post.
- feature a post that particularly resonates with me
- retweet, share, pin, +1, ♥ posts shared with me on @aNoviceMum on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, and Instagram.
I’m linking My Medela Breastfeeding Cafe in June post; such fun chatting about breastfeeding.
I look forward to reading your old or new breastfeeding post.
If you’re not a blogger but will like to contribute your views, please get in touch below or on social media.
Thanks for your positive and constructive contributions to conversations about infant feeding in general and breastfeeding in particular.
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