I have a question about breastfeeding……. is it wrong that i….?
I think it’s wonderful that you understand how wonderful your milk is for your baby. The idea of breastfeeding can be really hard to be comfortable with for a lot of people. If I can give you any advice it is to try to at least breastfeed exclusively for the first few weeks to get your supply established and to help your baby get all the best of your milk. After about 2 weeks to a month you will have a nice supply going and if you don’t want to breastfeed anymore then you can go to pumping. You can use a pump or hand-express the milk every 2 to 3 hours for about 10 minutes on each breast. Just remember to freeze and store it correctly, there’s nothing worse than spending all that time pumping and have the milk go bad. Research, research, research all you can about pumping storing and freezing to make sure all the trouble is worth it. Sometimes pumping can cause your supply to decrease or even dry up, and it can also cause pain or mastitis, so keep an eye out for those things. This is o
It is important to express your milk to establish and maintain milk supply if your baby is not nursing. By expressing, you will also have your milk available to feed baby – every bit of moms’ milk that baby gets (even the tiniest amount) is like liquid gold. When should mom start pumping? If baby does not nurse immediately postpartum, mom should begin pumping within 6 hours of baby’s birth — starting early makes a difference for future milk production. What pump is best? If baby is not nursing, seriously consider renting a hospital-grade pump (such as those made by Ameda or Medela) that will allow you to pump both breasts at the same time. A hospital-grade pump is the best choice for maintaining or increasing milk supply. If you are not able to rent a hospital-grade pump, consider buying a pump (preferably a quality double pump) and/or hand expression. How much milk should mom be pumping if baby is not nursing? Aim for pumping 750-800 mL (25-27 oz) per day by 7-10 days postpartum. If
Its not wrong hun, if you dont want to breastfeed thats your choice and dont let anyone make you feel bad about it, some people can be so judgemental about the whole thing! My daughter was never breastfed because i just simply didnt want to do it. She was absolutley fine with forumla and was always so content. She started sleeping through the night from the night before she was 2 weeks old. She is a happy healthy 4 year old now and not being breastfed has done her no harm! I dont plan on breastfeeding this one either but i have thought about it alot more. Thats great if you still want to use your breast milk and i think that will be fine for you to just express all the time, could be alot of hassle though! Not sure how much you can actually express at once.