I nursed my first 2 boys until they were 13 and 14 months, when they weaned themselves. I didn’t realize then how blessed I was to be able to nurse for that long, as it’s a struggle for so many. I also seem to be quite the milk cow and have never had to nurse for long for my boys to get full. I actually had to put a time limit on them so that they wound’t spit it all back up.
First off, I got the Medela Pump in Style Backpack. I didn’t know it, but my insurance company (I think most do now?) covers a pump and offered that one for free. It works really well and I like that everything is all tucked inside a discrete backpack.
The tommee tippee pump and Go came in the mail and I had a big exhale. After some pumping, transferring milk to bags and millions of parts everywhere, I was so excited to see this set. The milk storage bags are pumped directly into, then you can cover them, store them and bottle feed directly from them. Brilliant. And, there isn’t a big bottle hanging off of you while your nursing baby kicks at it, which makes life so much easier!
Heres the storage bag with the Medela adapter. It can adapt to many different brands of pumps.
You can store all your baggies in the easy to keep organized storage case, then pop a single bag into the bottle attachment for feeding. The set comes with a warmer as well, so you can easily heat up the bags.
Another thing I’ve been using, is the Pump Strap. Since I don’t want to nurse, then pump, I’ve been doing it at the same time. If you’ve ever tried that without some type of strap, you know it’s basically impossible. So, I use the Pump Strap so I can hands free pump while still nursing. They’re offering y’all 30% off with code MOLLY30 at checkout, too!
I’m telling you all of this in hopes that it may help someone else out. I was totally surprised with how much harder it was to keep it all going this time around and am glad for the information I found to help me. If you’re a nursing mom, don’t give up! Do lots of research, ask other moms and try to find answers if you’re struggling. There may be a way to make it much easier like I found for myself.
I nearly cried when the pediatrician told me to cut out dairy, but was willing to do it for my baby. Now, I’m really glad that proved to not be needed, so queso and pumpkin spice lattes all around!