Breastfeeding is just a matter of putting it on and drinking it, right? I really thought this was too easy!
Each 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 Rianne's turn. Will you read along?
''The white gold'
First of all I will introduce myself. I am Rianne and live in Twello with my husband Mart and son Jurre. Jurre is our first son and now over 3 months. Wow, motherhood is beautiful, but also intense! Before Jurre was born I was determined to breastfeed. It seemed easy and it is full of nutrients for our little one. My sister had already breastfed 3, so any help was close at hand. Breastfeeding is just a matter of putting it on, go ahead and drink, right? I really thought this was too easy! My production was slow and Jurre needed artificial feeds besides breastfeeding. Fine, it will come naturally and I gave it time. It certainly took time, but it also took effort. Jurre was/is a restless drinker and had to make an effort to get enough milk. Sometimes he was so tired that he fell asleep, but unfortunately woke up very quickly because he was hungry! A period of (almost) breast infections and trying different positions and ways followed. Surely it would all work itself out? Fortunately, everything went easier and easier and Jurre drank well at the breast and then my production was on track. What a wonderful moment, how nice that I persevered and that it worked out! I understand very well that many women stop after a few weeks, because it is quite intensive to get everything going. You can get quite stressed out if things don't work out the way you want them to. A good breast pump is also essential if you want to breastfeed. Especially for a woman like me where low production is on the cards. The bosom buddies were brought into the house (capsules) and the term power pumping was looked up. I received a message from Nurture Goods if I wanted to try their pump and write something about it. Of course I did! I immediately went ahead and share my experience about this (super) pump here. First of all, I had a nice pump (I thought) that I used daily to pump. Especially in the last weeks when my production went down and I had to work harder to pump enough milk for Jurre. Rest in the butt is of course very important, but let me tell you, I am a busy bee who sometimes finds it difficult to relax.
First of all, the flask from Nurture Goods looks super nice which immediately made me think it was an attractive product. I'm a doer so I didn't even read the instruction manual, started right away! The shields fit well on my breasts and sucked very well with vacuum. I noticed that with this pump I could quickly set the mode to 5 without it irritating me. With the previous pump (I won't mention names - one of those yellow things) I sometimes got blisters on my nipples because I pumped too hard. The Nurture Goods pump has a lot of power so I often finished in 15 minutes instead of 20! Most importantly, the friendly silicone breast shells ensure that I had no discomfort after the pumping session. Besides this, the two included bottles are very spacious, so the women who have a TOP production; there is plenty of room in the bottles! While writing this story, I started to look into the pump even more. Mother with retracted nipples; buy this pump! You have a certain mode on this pump that helps mothers to breastfeed anyway (simulation mode). I could write much more about this, but I think you should experience it yourself. If you are comfortable pumping, this will influence a good production. The price is also attractive, so I see no reason not to buy this pump. Super nice that you wanted to read my NurtureGoods experience, now I am going to pump for a while... 😉
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