I hope I don’t jinx it… I’ve waited almost a week before blogging about it just to make sure… I think it’s safe to say…
WE FINALLY GOT BREASTFEEDING TO WORK!
It’s been over four weeks (and Baby Girl is only 5 weeks old) of meeting with the lactation consultant, pumping, finger feeding, crying, weighing, more crying, and a lot more pumping, but all that hard work has paid off!
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One month into this role as a new mom, I’ve learned a few things. Aside from the practical, advice-type tips (like the ones found HERE), I’ve found that there are certain items that I would advise investing in as a new parent. That’s what we’re going to chat about in today’s post.
Wondering what you’re going to need to survive your first month with a newborn? Well, I can’t tell you EVERYTHING you’ll need because that’s a whole lot… I can tell you what things have made my life easier, though.
But, then again, I’m sure every first time parent (mom or dad) feels that way. Still, it’s good to admit it, I think. Because if you admit it, then you can start asking for help. And, it’s really true what they say: “it takes a village.”
That’s one confession I think all first time parents understand. Aside from that obvious confession, though, I have a few others and I’m going to share them here.
Please don’t judge me. This is a safe space, right? Sharing is caring? We’re all in this together?
Either way, Here it goes. My first-time-mom confessions.
Note: I’m only a month into this whole thing, so this list may very well grow!
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From the very start, I knew I was going to have to use a nipple shield while I nursed. You see, I have an inverted nipple. Which means I have a problem.
Enter the nipple shield! Boom! Problem solved, right?