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When I found out that as an adoptive mom I might also be able to breastfeed, I didn't hesitate for a moment. 


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 Charlotte's turn. Will you read along?

Charlotte's NurtureGoods experience (instagram @mindfullyslow )

Breastfeeding as an adoptive mother

My name is Charlotte, mom of a sweet adopted son now 6 months old. 
When I found out that as an adoptive mom I might also be able to breastfeed, I didn't hesitate for a moment. 
Through a special protocol, I managed to generate a little breast milk. I love that I also get to experience the beauty of breastfeeding and give our little son my milk with all the good substances in it. Breastfeeding induction should not be underestimated. It is a very tough process that also requires a lot of willpower. Also, you never have a guarantee that it will work. I hope that induced lactation will get some more attention because I think there are probably more moms who would like to do this but don't know that it is possible at all!

Breastfeeding the little one is the most wonderful thing I can do for him but also incredibly hard and very hard work. To make it a little more comfortable, a good pump is really indispensable. I have a much more expensive A-brand pump and have had many problems with it. 
I was allowed to test out the NurtureGoods breast pump. 
First of all, it is a nice design and I think it is a big plus that there are fairly few parts on the pump making it easy to clean and assemble. Also, I really think the silicone breast shields are a big plus. It makes pumping so much more comfortable. The pump is affordable and works much better for me than the much more expensive A-brand pump!

As a full-time pumper, I pump 8-9 times a day and have quite a bit of underproduction. Fortunately, I manage to pump 1 bottle a day for the little one. I would have really liked my production to be higher. I would prefer to supply the little one with all his milk needs but I am very grateful that I still managed to induce a little breastfeeding and therefore offer our son one bottle a day.

In addition to the positives, I also have some points that I like less about the pump. The breast shields are attached to the pump so not every breast pump bra can be used with it. The pump also makes some noise, which is not always pleasant. 

As a mother with underproduction, I also cannot always read the pumped milk in the bottle. The bottles only start counting from 50ml and I pump between 30 and 80ml at a time. 

Every drop of breast milk counts and so I am grateful that I can give (even if only a little) my milk to the little one. All in all, I am very happy with the pump, it really comes highly recommended.

Much love,

Want to know more about Charlotte? Then follow her on Instagram @mindfullyslow