I have often talked about the challenges and triumphs of breastfeeding my two daughters. That said, I have not talked much about the person who encouraged, supported and soothed me along the way – my husband Tim. In many ways, he made it all possible!
Medela recently commissioned a survey with over 7,800 respondents. The survey provided insights into the support network for Australian mums and the role of their partner.
A phone call from Lisa came through and I could tell all was not well. Lisa explained that Sophie had not been feeding at the breast very well for the last two days. In addition, she had started to refuse bottles of expressed breast milk too!
Even before giving birth, I knew that the health benefits of breastfeeding were going to make me determined to give it my best shot. However, I quickly learned that breastfeeding, so often described as natural, can seem so unnatural.
Sophie is about 10 weeks old, so, Lisa and I sat down for a quick Skype chat. This is part 2 of our conversation. We hope that you find it useful as you continue on your own breastfeeding journey.
Sophie is coming up on 10 weeks old now. This milestone was a great opportunity for Lisa and I to get together for a quick Skype call. Here’s how our conversation went.
11 weeks in and I finally feel like the fog is clearing and we are starting to find our groove. I have now looked back over a short (whirlwind blur) 11 weeks and I’m feeling a sense of relief that Sophie is putting on weight and we are “on track.”
Two weeks have passed since Katie confirmed my suspicions as to why Sophie’s feeding had changed. Since then I have also been back at the pump, filling her up.
The workload has increased, but I don’t mind. Now, I have a contented bubba who sleeps easier!