Pach - why do u find expresing dificult if u dnt mind me asking? Ive been doing it since she was born and just bf snacks shes 5 weeks old i find it easier than bf ?? At night instead of needing to warm milk etc when shes stiring il pump it fresh n give it to her i find it easy and il pump when im out and about if i need too x maybe itl get harder as she gets older? I can see uv been doing it a yr! Thts amazing
Thanks. My son is 20 months old and still gets a bottle a day!
I just found it very time consuming and have never really had the confidence to express out and about - so always felt tied to the house at certain times. Also, I found the expressing, feeding, washing, sterilising cycle really, really tiring... I did perfect feeding him whilst expressing... and I can't believe I've gone as long as I have without trying an expressing bra. I think I always believed I'd give up before needing to buy one... I certainly never planned to still be doing it 20 months later!! It's no bother at all now, of course, but those early days just seemed like groundhog day!
It's great to hear that it suits you and is working well for you. Good on you. I wish you well on your journey.
Cee- how do u knw when the creamy hind milk has let down? X
Well, like I said, I don't know if the massaging is working but it must be since the baby is gaining weight.
I'm not sure if this holds for everyone but visually, the hind milk has a very creamy colour (the fore-milk is very watery for me).. and when I store it, it gets a really thick layer of fat that rises to the top. The milk that comes first has a few swirls of fat on it when it cools down. So that marks the difference for me. Although I don't know it WHEN its letting down if that's what you're asking. But the longer I pump, the creamier the milk gets.
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