So as you guys know, I have had a very difficult time with breastfeeding but as the weeks have gone on I’ve felt more and more comfortable with pumping. When Sonny needs an extra top off or it is convenient for me to nurse, I do it, but mostly I am pumping and making bottles. I have found that pumping comes with a whole slew of parts and necessities and wanted to make a list for you of all those that have made my life easier.
Pumping is like a full time job so why not make it as convenient and efficient as possible. I enlisted the help of the AMAZING Victoria Facelli. She is an internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and part of Gugu Guru’s Concierge network of industry experts that provides a range of services to new and expectant parents including personalized baby registry assistance, lactation support and more. She is the owner of Durham Lactation which is a goals-based lactation practice in North Carolina.
This is an AMAZING pump. I know Medela is the most popular but I have tried both and think that the Spectra is the most efficient. This model is also Battery operated so you don’t have to be plugged into a wall and is easy to travel with!
When I got Mastitis, I saw. Dr. Joubin Gabbay and he told me to take 4 Coconut Oil Pills and 2 Sunflower Lechitin Pills a day to help smooth the milk so it didn’t create clogging! I have been taking them religiously for a week and a half now and I think it is really helping! I haven’t had a bad lump in like a week!