How to Breastfeed your Baby for the first year

1. Get the right equipment-

Getting a reliable pump is very important. You don't want to get frustrated. To put it simply, you get what you pay for. A more expensive pump will last the entire year and more, plus it will have  better suction. Cheap pumps  or pumps offered by insurance often do not work efficiently and just leads to frustration or not being able to produce any milk. I have no complaints about my pump. I purchased the Medela Pump In Style Advacned On The Go Pump. It may seem costly at around $275, but have you priced baby formula!. I used the pump bottles it came with and the On the Go cooler. I found mason jelly jars(5oz) worked great for freezing and not tying up your pumping bottles. These glass jars are much safer then plastic bags, and makes thawing and warming milk a breeze. 


Medela Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump with On the Go Tote

2. Pump in the morning every morning-

In the morning, your milk supply is always more than in the evening. Also my baby was always more hungry in the evening. Every morning I nursed my baby at least on one side. I would then pump the other side. If baby decided to nurse on both sides I would wait thirty or forty-five and then pump.

3. Aquire a stash -


Every morning when you finish your morning pump, store the milk in the fridge. The next morning Repeat until the milk is chilled.(Never combine warm and chilled beast milk.) Once both bottles of milk are the same temperature pour both into a mason jar. Label the jar and freeze. Over time your stock will really accumulate.  It's really a good idea to keep a stash of milk for many reason. If you get stuck in traffic or at the doctor office it's always nice to have extra milk the babysitter can pull out of the freezer. If you have to rush out of the house unexpectedly you can pull out a jar for daddy to feed to the little one. Also just in case you were to come down with a bad sinus infection and need antibiotics you can  use your stash. This way you can pump and dump until your milk is safe again.

Here is a Article on how to store Breast milk. 

4. Teach baby to use s bottle -

Once you milk supple as came in and baby is eating well it is to introduce a bottle. This is usually around 6 to 8 weeks of age. Sometimes it's best for daddy or grandma to feed baby the bottle as he may not want to take it from you. We occasionally fed a baby until he got the hang of it. Make sure to try different brands of bottles and different bottles. My baby preferred the brands Avent Natural and Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature.  To start out you want to use slow flow nipples and increase the flow as your baby gets older. 



5. Eat enough-

You want to make sure you eat enough calories and nutrients for your milk supply. At the beginning when your milk is establishing,  all the way until your baby starts introducing food you will be very thirsty and hungry. Make sure you are eating about 300 extra calories a day primarily from healthy foods. You may even needs to up it to 500 extra calories. Drink a lot of water and always take a water bottle with you to bed. If you are like me,you will wake up in dier need of it in the middle of the night.  Once your  baby is  eating cereal and solids you will want to keep a closer eye on how much you are eating. This is when I was started to cut my calories back to maintance calories. This happened for me around 9 months -1 year. The main focus is to keep your supply up. Don't be fooled though, even if your breast seem smaller or softer, that is not clear sign of wether or not your supply is lessening. 



Tips on nursing your Baby for at least one year.

6. Find a schedule that works-

On the first day of work for the week, we would thaw milk for the baby at the baby sitters. That day I would pump at work and the little guy would drink that milk on day two. So on and so on until the last day of work for the week. This is when you will freeze your milk or store it in the back of the fridge for the first day of work next week. 



7. Teach baby to use a sippy cup-

Sometimes if I have extra milk I will put a little in a sippy. This will give baby a chance  to learn to drink it on his own. Also it makes me feel good to know if he didn't eat that well that day he is getting a little extra nutrition. 

This is baby Quinn drinking milk from his bottle of grandmas. 1 year old

I hope these tips help you make it longer than a year nursing! There will always be tough times but hang in there! Comment below and let me know how long you nursed your baby! 

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