Monday, April 19, 2010

Best-Of Nursing

So, you'd like to give your baby a leg-up on the competition, nursing is one way to do it. There are a few must-have items I recommend if you are planning to breastfeed your baby.

1. The My Brest Friend Pillow. It will save your back. It is the closest thing to hands-free nursing. If you roll up a flannel recieving blanket and put it under baby's head, you can also easily adjust the angle and tilt of her head.

2. A Double Electric Pump. If you think you can get by without one, you are kidding yourself. I have the Ameda, but the Medela brand is much more widely used. While initially intimidating, this overpriced air pump will soon become your best friend.

3. A special nursing apron. Once you start feeding your baby, you will soon find out, this is pretty much all you do, all day. After a few weeks of watching your DVR'ed shows, you will become bored. And, you will want to venture out into the world once again. But, if you are feeding your baby every other hour all afternoon, you will not have time for a restaurant, trip to the store, etc... unless you plan on nursing is public. This handy dandy device will make this possible. The lady who invented these booby covers that have a special wire in the top for baby viewing and fresh air, is ingenious.

4. Oatmeal Stout. I heard that drinking beer can help with making milk. I was very keen on trying out this tip. So, I eagerly made a trip to the grocery store to buy some beer. In fact, this was my first outing from the house after coming home with the baby girl. So, every night I treat myself to my "nursing beer." Remember, happy hour starts at 5:00. But if you made it through a whole day of taking care of an infant on your own, you can get away with 4:30.

1 comment:

mary said...

hey amanda and jason-
I was SO excited to get the picture of your BEAUTIFUL daughter today. Go forgot to pass on the good news! I love the name and she is perfect.
I can't wait to watch her grow. So excited for your new family! Will surely check the blog often to see how you all are doing. You are welcome in San Diego anytime.
Congrats and thanks for sharing the great news!
mary ozeni