Hi there. I'd like tips on making the supplemental feeding adventure an easy one.
Ok - I have some logistical questions.
I am hoping to induce lactation without drugs to breastfeed my future adopted baby. If I do - I will most likely have to supplement with a SNS.
But when it comes time to actually feed my little bundle of joy, it seems like I'm going to have a million bottles/bags/tubes/ etc. Can someone help me understand how this is all going to work?
1st I'll get supplemental breast milk either from a bank or from a generous mom. That will be frozen in a bag. (?)
2nd I will have to thaw the bag of breast milk by letting it defrost in the refrigerator - making sure to use the oldest in the supply (but of course, not expired.)
3rd I will have to feed that thawed breast milk into a SNS device (I'm looking at the Medela and the Lact-Aid). So with the Medala I'd be pouring it into the tiny bottle... and with the LactAid, I'd be pouring it into the "special" plastic bags that LactAid has?
That seems cumbersome.
With the Medela I'd have to buy separate bottles to make it a bit more convenient??
But with the Lactaid I'm buying more plastic bags? to replace the other plastic bags?
Is there a system that uses the same plastic bags that you freeze the breast milk in?
If I ask my friends or sister to provide me with extra milk - I'd like to give them the bags to store and freeze their milk in. But it seems like I'm going to be inundated with tiny bags (freezing and feeding) and a bunch of bottles and parts that I have to sterilize.
Has anyone figured out a simpler way?