Preparation for birth: Will I be able to breastfeed?

Yes. That was my answer to this question. After all, my friends who had babies were able to breastfeed without any major issues. It’s a natural act, I thought. I might not know exactly what to do, but the baby will, right? Wrong! Breastfeeding is not something that comes naturally. It’s a skill that has […]

Will I be able to breastfeed the second time?

So breastfeeding did not work for me first time round no matter what I did or tried. At some point I gave up and resorted to full time pumping which was hell as any mother who has exclusively pumped knows, but it worked. Of course to get my supply up, it required constant pumping, tears […]

When to pump and dump your breast milk

Pump and dump means you first express your breast milk and then dispose of it by dumping it down the drain. You might need to do this if on special medication or have consumed alcohol. Pumping while on medication If you get sick and need medication your doctor might advise you to stop breast feeding […]

How to care for your Medela Pump In Style Advanced (PISA) for best performance

Are you wondering if your pumps’ performance has deteriorated? Has your pump lost its original suction or you just don’t feel as empty as before? Caring for your pump is essential especially for exclusive pumping mothers. Just as the suckling of a baby determines a mother’s milk supply, the suction and the performance of your pump is […]

To pump or Not to pump

How do you know if pumping is for you. Here are a list of reasons why you would want to look into pumping: 1. You have problems breastfeeding. Baby has latch on issues that don’t seem to be resolved. Baby not extracting enough milk 2. You can breastfeed, but you want to increase your milk […]