I’m the mother of four children, ages ranging from six years old to three months. I always thought that breastfeeding would be easy. I never imagined things wouldn’t go according to plan. With my first two children I really didn’t have the knowledge that I needed to move forward, so when things got hard I just gave up and used formula.
(First and foremost I’d like to say that I have no problem with formula, I honestly and fully believe that FED is best. So just wanted to say there is no mommy shaming in this post! )
Breastfeeding isn’t always as easy as everyone says.
So now that I’m on my fourth child, I’ve gotten better at asking for help and realizing that I need resources to help me. I’m always looking out for products to help make my nursing journey easier, and I’ve found a few that I think will really help you out.
One thing that I really struggle with is finding the right multivitamin to really help maintain the proper nutrition and maintain proper milk production. Since starting back to work, I have been struggling to pump enough to fully keep the baby breastfed so we are supplementing with formula. I have found Milkies- Nursing Blend which is really starting to increase my supply.
Milkies- Nursing Blend includes herbs, fenugreek, and fennel seed to help boost your milk supply quickly and safely. They have gotten the Mother’s Choice Award for Honoring Excellence. Within just a few days I started noticing that my supply was fuller and I was able to produce more when I pump breastmilk.
The supplement is taken three times a day and comes with a one month supply in each bottle. I really wish I had known about it when my older children were babies because I, more than likely, would have stuck with breastfeeding longer. Whether you’re wanting to help boost your supply or just looking for a great new vitamin to keep your body making premium milk Milkies is a good product to try.
Another great product I’ve found is the Lactation Massager by LaVie. After pumping at work I’d find that I was still really engorged afterward, making it extremely uncomfortable and painful for me. It was like I could never get all the milk out, and breastfeeding moms know as much as I do that every drop counts with a hungry baby.
This awesome little device is shaped just to fit the breast and help massage out the milk increasing your flow and production. It’s waterproof and rechargeable so you won’t constantly be buying batteries, it’s also BPA free. Works great to pop in your bag for on-the-go ease and convenience of use.
I feel so much more confident in my breastfeeding abilities since finding Milkies and LaVie products. I’m so glad that I’ve found these two products and I hope they help you in your breastfeeding journey as well.
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