Saturday, September 17, 2011
Now that Bennett and I have cottoned on to this nursing thing I need advice from those who have gone before.
How do I feed Bennett without showering both of us in breast milk? We both require a change after nearly every feed, surely this is not normal?
I soak through breast pads and tank tops constantly. If he's feeding on the right I often let down on the left - or vice versa - and it's so much milk I soak myself, him, the Boppy pillow (LOVE this, it's making breast feeding so easy for us), the couch, the rocker, anyone and anything nearby. J's suggestion was to try two breast pads so that's what we have going on this evening. Perhaps it will help?
I think we will do a little better once we manage to coordinate the whole let down/it's time to feed/latch now, baby! thing, but we seem to be far from that stage at the moment.
I have found that laying a burp cloth on my stomach that Bennett can rest against helps soak up a lot of the free flowing milk. A friend sent us these amazing, thick burp cloths which work perfectly for this purpose (thank you - I'll send a note soon!) but we soak through one every other feed or so.
How am I ever going to breast feed in public? I need a change of clothes, Bennett needs his face wiped off during, as well as after, the feed, he often needs a change of clothes too. This morning we had a less than stellar latching moment and Bennett came away with milk dripping off his nose and chin. He was none too pleased by this.
Any and all magic mama advice appreciated. I want to be able to breast feed without leaving the room, but for me to do that and be comfortable I need to be able to manage my cover as well as Bennett and right now that's just not possible. This completely natural thing is rather awkward at first, hmm? Pin It
Posted by Angela at 5:38 PM