What I Keep at my Breastfeeding Station (And Why You Should, Too)

My “breastfeeding station” is really just a spot on the couch with a little blue basket stuffed full of everything I could ever need to have at arm’s length.

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My “breastfeeding station” is really just a spot on the couch (that’s beginning to get a little indented…) with my boppy, a couple pillows, and a little blue basket I bought from the dollar store stuffed full of everything I could ever need or want at an arm’s length.

I’ve seen a lot of posts about breastfeeding stations and what each woman recommends keeping nearby. This is my list of ultimate must-haves. Trust me, you won’t want to sit down to feed your little one without these things!

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Finally Breastfeeding!

It’s been over three weeks 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!

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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Nipple Shields: It’s a Love/ Hate Kinda Thing

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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?

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Make Your Own Pumping Bra! For Free!

One thing about breastfeeding I can say for certain is that it requires a ton of accessories!!! Seriously, I feel like breastfeeding has overtaken my home!

Not only are there are lot of things that you need to breastfeed (pump and accessories, nursing pads, Boppy, nipple cream, maybe a nipple shield, a shell or Hakka to catch let downs… and the list goes on) but those things can get kinda pricey!

One accessories for breastfeeding that I wanted but didn’t want to spend money on was a pumping bra- to make pumping hands free!

Well, instead of purchasing one, I decided to make one myself! In case you’re like me, and want to pump hands free, here’s how to do it without spending a dime!

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A Day in my Norah-Loving Life

The breastfeeding conundrum continues in my household… Since I’m not making enough milk at the moment, I have two priorities with feedings: make sure she gets enough food and make sure to stimulate everything enough so my body starts making enough milk.

Well, the breastfeeding conundrum continues in my household. Baby Girl is only 11 days old, and we’ve already been to the doctor 4 times to try to get everything figured out. Our main concern right now? That she gains weight.

Here is a link to my post talking a little more about what’s been going on so far if you want to catch up: They warned me it would be hard…

In order for her to get back where she needs to be, I have to put a little extra work into my already busy day. Here is what that looks like:

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“Minimalist” as it goes in my home…

You may have noticed that one of the essential elements of my blog (so much so it’s in my blog site name) is “minimalist.” I’ve already talked a little bit about my newfound momahood and fully intend to dedicate countless more blog posts to this wonderfully exciting aspect of my life. But, today I want to talk a little about the “minimalist” part of my life.

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