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It all started when I first found out I was expecting Matilda, our third baby . I’d never breast fed before and nor did I want to (and that’s okay!) I have friends who mottled fed friends who breastfed and guess what’s ll of the babies are happy and healthy and that’s the most important .
However finding out I was pregnant this time I started to think should I breastfed? Should I give it a go? But as I got further on I decided it still wasn’t the right decision for me but after talking to my midwife that I’d like to try expressing, I decided to not put any pressure on myself (after all I had two toddlers aswel!) but I would go with the flow (excuse the pun) and see how we got on.
My midwife gave me some syringes for colostrum harvesting but I didn’t manage to get any of this, I think due to mainly lack of time them last few weeks of my pregnancy were over Christmas so life was a little hectic.
I didn’t even realise you could express without breast feeding so wondered how it would go. I was kindly sent the Tommee Tippee single electric breast pump and nipple cream and also purchased the silicone pump. Both products were amazing for me , i managed to express for a whole month using these two products and like I say I didn’t put too much pressure on myself and only expressed usually twice a day. I didn’t manage to get a huge amount of milk maybe 2oz a day on good days but for me that was an achievement , and now I’ve got a little freezer stash to do Matilda a milk bath to keep her skin all smooth and also if she gets poorly eyes or anything I can bathe it in my breast milk.
I’m sharing my little journey as I’m sure there is many other mums like me who maybe darent give it a go didn’t know they could just express , but you absolutely can, it’s your body, your pregnancy and your and your babies feeding journey and it will be beautiful no matter what!
Tommee Tippee have released a beautiful campaign video today to normalise all things breastfeeding, the video shows all thing baby to booby and baby to bottle . If you’d like to watch please click here
I’d love you to share your favourite part of your feeding journey in the comments below 🥰