Did you express milk? And how was that experience?
I am approaching 6 months of breastfeeding Charlie and I still express once or twice a day - normally on a morning. Sometimes if he wakes before midnight my husband will give him this whilst I get some sleep as I get up with him any other times through the night. However, I am storing some of my milk as we approach weaning with Charlie as I want a stash for using when cooking his meals.
How did you feel breastfeeding in front of others or in public?
I was nervous that in public he would become wound up and upset and not latch and I would be sitting there with him crying and unable to feed him. I was more worried about the attention this would bring. I felt more confident if I was out with my husband as I knew there was another pair of hands about and that should anyone say anything he was there. I didn’t have much experience feeding in public as the lockdown for corona was announced but I feel like I would be more confident feeding out in public now as he latches very easily.
What tips or advice would you give to mums-to-be?
Take all the support offered by professionals in the early days. It’s very tempting to get home from the hospital as soon as possible however these early days are when you build your confidence and you have support 24/7. Also do not put pressure on yourself for anything and just do what is best for you and your baby.