I turned out to be a mother with a lot of milk, a lot of milk. Bottles full I pumped weekly and the freezer soon filled up.
Every other week we ask a Real Mom if they would like the NurtureGoods experience. These moms use a breast pump from NurtureGoods in order to describe and share their experiences. In this way, we hope to raise awareness of the NurtureGoods experience and help you make a choice. This week it's mom Manon's turn. Will you read along?
A new (milk) adventure
Let me first introduce myself, my name is Manon Kuiper and I am now a mother of three boys. Bruun was born in January 2019 Bor February 2021 and since September 29 our Berre was born, our third son!
As with Bruun and Bor, my goal was to breastfeed. I was able to feed both boys for nine months and I am very proud of that! I hope to be able to do that again now.
With Bruun, everything was new and didn't really know what hit me. We also soon had broken nipples, fissures, nipple caps of everything. I turned out to be a mother with a lot of milk, a lot of milk. Bottles full I pumped weekly and the freezer soon filled up. After weeks of fumbling we were finally matched on the amount of milk. With Bor, my production was again so high but fortunately by now I had some experience and we were more quickly matched. Now with Berre I was prepared for the amount of milk and by day 1 I already felt it was going to be a lot. I wanted to do that differently this time because too much milk is not always nice.
We started cooling from day 1, block feeding and I drank sage tea. (which was supposed to bring milk production down) Fortunately, I had already been in touch with NurtureGoods and was very happy that we already had the pump.
My old pump was definitely in need of replacement, after all it had survived 4 children in 16 years. My old pump was big, the bag that came with it was even bigger and leaden I always found it a hassle to drag that thing everywhere. Also, my old pump was not cordless and I always had to take that into account. Is there an outlet, can I pump milk there? The pump did not easily go with me to location.
The flask from Nurturegoods is a great device. Small and handy and the people at home don't complain about the noise anymore. What I find a plus is that I can take it with me on battery so I can really pump anywhere I want. Even when I go back to work I can sit anywhere to pump. I can actually take my purse and the pump with me because it's so handy.
Another plus is that I can pump both breasts at the same time, which takes me so much time, and the time is on the screen so you can keep track of how long you are pumping, so ideal! I also notice that the pump is very comfortable on my breast, because of the soft and warm feeling material on the breast shield. I really like the pressure pulse massage technique, this is a function that mimics how the baby drinks at the breast, this increases milk production by 20%.
I am very happy with this nice and easy pump and the value for money is top!
So this is highly recommended for any mom who wants to start pumping!
Would you like to know more about Manon? Then follow her on Instagram @manon cooper