A lot of mums start out with the intention of breastfeeding, but because of other issues – illness, surgery, or feeling overwhelmed, to name a few – some parents may choose to introduce formula rather than pump or breastfeed.
It’s most important to remember that breastfeeding only works if it is comfortable for both you and your baby. There is nothing wrong with formula feeding. But if you want help with breastfeeding, you can receive valuable help by contacting your community health nurse, your midwife, or by calling the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA).
If, after a period of formula feeding, you do decide to give breastfeeding another go, here is how you can start:
Whether your bub is latching and you are still producing milk, or you are struggling with one or both issues, the process will likely be time consuming as you may need to:
Most mums will need to pump or breastfeed at least eight times within a twenty four hour period, and the more often you do it, the better. It may take several weeks for you to build up a full supply for milk (particularly if you have had issues such as a breast abscess). Be patient and go easy on yourself.
Do not focus on the day to day victories and setbacks. Review how you and your baby have progressed in your breastfeeding journey each week, including how well your baby is latching and how much milk you are producing. Here’s a pro tip: you can tell how much breast milk your baby is receiving by checking nappies. Formula-fed babies have firm and brownish bowel movements while breastfed babies have loose and yellow bowel movements.
Arm yourself with everything you need to ensure the greatest level of success for resuming breastfeeding. Some great essentials include:
Peachymama’s breastfeeding tanks, tops and dresses are specifically designed to allow mums to privately and comfortably feed their babies while looking enviably cool and stylish. From basics like supportive high waisted pants and long sleeved tops, to gorgeous dresses for your next night out, we have it all.
Come and browse our virtual racks and shelves today at https://www.peachymama.com.au/collections/new-arrivals
Comments will be approved before showing up.
How do our little ones go from their very first sounds to something more definite and pronounced as their first words?
Here are some ideas for you to use so that you can have a successful road trip with your baby.
So that you get an accurate measurement using our sizing chart make sure you wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust and hips. When measuring your bust it is recommended you wear your breastfeeding/nursing bra.
If you’re not sure or need some help please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 473 224 or email us here.
(Peachymama Sizes = Australian Sizes)
XS = 8-10
S = 10-12
M = 12-14
L = 14-16