Re: pumping for outings?
That is exactly why I said it would be better to just nurse rather than try to pump and bottle feed at this point. You don't necessarily have to pump at the exact moment baby is being fed, but at 2 weeks most babies are eating every hour or two so waiting 45 minutes would be missing a feeding. Or it would have been with both my kiddos that early on. Plus it is so much extra work.
Originally Posted by @llli*desertchildaz
To the OP, that sort of issue will resolve pretty quickly for most nursing pairs. Your let down will calm down a bit and you and baby will both get better at latching on quickly. Keep trying and keep practicing. Try watching yourself nurse in the mirror and you may be surprised at how little shows. You can also pinpoint what is showing and how to cover it up. For me the issue was with my post-pregnancy belly hanging out all over the place. I found that wearing 2 shirts was a huge help. Either a tank top or camisole under all my shirts or a tshirt with a button up over it. Anything that lets you lift one shirt while pulling the other down to minimize exposure.
Last edited by @llli*norasmommy; January 4th, 2011 at 03:09 PM.
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