Question for STMs. One of my girlfriends suggested starting to use the pump a week or two before my due date for a couple of reasons - to get the nipples used to the sensation, and to help your milk come in faster once you have the baby. Is this a thing that anyone did or would think is useful? Or is this just silly?
Kellymom.com is an amazing site with tons of information! I used it so much when I had DS.
The only reason I've heard of to try to pump before giving birth is to try to cause yourself to go into labor.With DD, I used a PJ's comfort by Limerick and didn't know that it wasn't working very well for me until I had DS and used the PISA. The comfort level and output difference were huge!With this baby I'm between the PISA and the Hygeia Enjoye. I had good results with the PISA so I'm hesitant to switch it up, but I really like the closed system of the Enjoye. @cinderin What did you prefer about the Hygeia over the PISA?
Thanks @homemake im a bit paranoid about it as everyone seems to talk about the increase in size from early pregnancy & whilst they were very painful in the early days theyre just not any bigger.STUCK IN THE BOX!!Mine have gotten bigger both pregnancies, and I did not produce much milk at all last time. So there may not be a strong correlation between the two!
OK, FTM here so two random questions:
1. My hospital offers BF classes that my OB said she would recommend. I am due 02/21, would you do the class on 01/04 or 02/04? Those are the days offered. Wasn't sure if i should go as close as possible so it's fresh in my mind!
2. What exactly do you use a shield for? It seems like it avoids any pain, so I am wondering why you wouldn't start out with it. Is it just annoying to use? Is it hard for the baby and is more a last resort thing?
I used the shield because DD wouldn't latch without it. There must be something wrong with my nips! I agree with homemake that it's a pain though.
Are there brands of reusable nursing pads you all recommend? My cousin just started BFing (her babe is 7wks old) and she's liking "Baby Bliss" reusable pads.