Ahhh breastfeeding! Just when you think all the confusion is over, post birth, out comes a bub who seems to want to be attached to your nipple ALL THE TIME.
The first days and weeks of breastfeeding your newborn, be it the first or fifth time, can be tough. It doesn’t matter whether bub takes to the breast like a pro or needs a little bit of extra help, it’s an exhausting, emotional process that takes time.
So you’ve decided the time has come to get back on the exercise horse. GO MAMA. But how to keep those brand new breastfeeding boobs under control? THAT can be tricky.
Breast tissue is a sensitive beast at the best of times, prone to stretching and damage if not treated with enough TLC. Add breastfeeding into the equation and the right support becomes absolutely essential.
As any mother will tell you, worrying about your breastmilk supply is at the very top of the list of new mummy concerns. Am I making enough milk? Is my newborn getting enough of the good stuff? Add in a healthy helping of sleep deprivation and post-birth hormones and it’s not surprising that there’s a very real chance of tears.
At Milkbar we are often asked how to create your very first stash of breastmilk. It can be a nervous time as a new mum as you juggle breastfeeding your baby and the thought of having to pump between breastfeeds is the last thing you feel like doing. The excitement of a date night or a few extra z's can quickly be replaced by dread at the thought of pumping and working out how to collect some extra breastmilk when you have a baby glued to you 24-7.
It's now mid December (can you believe it!) so you may be thinking can I have an alcoholic drink (or two ) if I'm breastfeeding?
The Australian Breastfeeding Association has a great app called ‘Feed Safe’ which estimates when alcohol has completely left your system. While the safest option when breastfeeding is to avoid alcohol, there have been studies to suggest that the alcohol content that passes into your breastmilk is small.
Let’s say you want an all in one bra that covers a bust that is a DD+, one that is supportive enough for high impact exercise and comfort is a must!
I spent so long trying to find a bra that fit that description, being a 12F I struggled and the bras I tried had shoulder straps that were too thin, cups that just didn’t cover enough boob or just left me feeling completely unsupported.