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It gave us the opportunity to provide our son with the benefits of breast milk, and that was a blessing.


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 Romy's turn. Will you read along?

Romy's NurtureGoods experience (Instagram @family.kruys)

From surprise to determination

On December 3, 2022, on a cold winter day illuminated by a glimmer of anticipation, we welcomed our second child into the world. Throughout the pregnancy, we had chosen to keep the baby's gender as a surprise. It would remain a mystery until the moment of birth, which made our pregnancy journey extra exciting.

After the birth of our daughter and the overwhelming joy it brought, we were curious about what awaited us with our second baby. And when that little miracle showed up as a healthy son, a new and wonderful chapter of our lives began, as well as our adventure with breastfeeding.

It was immediately clear that this journey would be different from the one with our daughter. While I had experienced with her what it was like to become a first-time mother and embrace the joys of motherhood, I was now better prepared to welcome my second child. The sense of uncertainty and fear of the unknown had given way to confidence and determination.
Breastfeeding was a priority for us, and I was determined to do everything I could to give my son the best possible start. But as every mother knows, breastfeeding can bring its challenges. There was pain at first, which is perfectly normal, but that pain soon began to subside as we adjusted to this new phase of our lives.

Back to work

On March 1, it was time to go back to work, and this meant that our pumping adventure began. Unfortunately, not all of this went smoothly. After every live feed, I found that I had to pump to produce enough milk for daycare. Although I had carefully tried to stockpile breast milk beforehand, I noticed that this supply was beginning to dwindle.

This was a pivotal moment in our journey with breastfeeding. It was a period of great dedication and determination. I was determined to continue giving my son the nutritious milk he needed. So I set out to find a pump that could help us overcome these challenges.
That's when we came across NurtureGoods. This wonderful pump turned out to be a turning point in our journey. It was not just another pump, but an essential tool that helped us continue our breastfeeding adventure. With the support of this amazing find, I was able to continue breastfeeding and pumping milk even as supplies slowly ran out.

This pump was not only part of our daily life, but quickly became an indispensable part of our family. It gave us the opportunity to provide our son with the benefits of breast milk, and that was a blessing. We were able to extend our breastfeeding adventure by another 8 months because of this pump, and that was a precious time we will never forget.

I am incredibly grateful for the role NurtureGoods played in our lives. It was more than just a cob; it was a source of support, hope and connection. It gave us the strength to keep going, even when the obstacles sometimes seemed daunting.

A retrospective

As I look back on our journey, I realize that it was not always easy. There were moments of fatigue and doubt, but there was also unconditional love and determination. We have learned that motherhood is a journey full of ups and downs, but it is definitely worth it. It is a journey of growth, both as individuals and as a family.

Our little son is now healthy and strong, and we are grateful for every smile, every hug and every precious moment we were able to share with him, thanks to NurtureGoods' support and our determination to succeed.

This is our story of motherhood, of perseverance and love. It is a reminder of the power of parenthood and the incredible bond created between a mother and her child. It is a tribute to those who have helped us in this journey and an invitation to share our experience with others who face similar challenges.

It is a reminder that motherhood is a journey we take together with love as our compass. We look forward to the future knowing that our bond with our son is stronger than ever and that our story of breastfeeding and love will always remain in our hearts.

Lots of love, Romy
Want to know more about Romy? Then follow her on Instagram @family.kruys