Re: going out as pp's have said I would just time it during the day to leave straight after a feed, giving me a couple of hours to escape.
Drinking: DD started sleeping 6pm- 2am ish quite early on so I would have a glass of wine or 2 as soon as she went to bed if I wanted. Early on I went to a couple of weddings & just found it easier to drink in moderation & feed at the usual time than muck around with bottles.
I went away overnight when she was about 12 months old on 1 feed a day and did need to pump then, just for comfort though, DD didn't seem to mind missing 1 feed.
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15-07-2016 11:44 #23
I am overwhelmed with the support from everyone on here. Thank you!!
15-07-2016 22:04 #24Senior Member
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I breastfed twins for a year and couldn't express a drop. I just could never do it. ..think i had some psychological aversion to that pump! I started trying in hospital and was made to feel awful by a couple of midwives. But then one midwife told me how she couldn't express and how it isn't an indication of how well a baby can feed. After that i had confidence my twins would feed okay and we never had a problem.
16-07-2016 01:05 #25
Should i be expressing?
To the OP, I totally agree you the majority in this thread. Don't pump! Why bother. It's a pain and should only be done if you need to or want to. You're doing a great job. Just keep doing it!
@turquoisecoast have a read of this regarding drinking and feeding. I drink when ever I feel like it (but that's not very often and not ever to excess) and I never let it interfere with my normal feeding.
16-07-2016 10:06 #26
Regarding drinking, my lactation consultant actually recommended I "reward" myself with a glass of wine in the evenings. After one drink the amount of alcohol passed into breastmilk is less than a dose of Panadol. I think there is sometimes a misconception when it comes to drinking and breastfeeding. I'm certainly not saying it's okay to drink a whole lot and then feed your child; you have to be realistic.
anyway I've been hand expressing in the shower of late lol. I guess if I can up my supply a little and not have to store the milk, all the better!
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