When I got pregnant, I led a fairly active lifestyle. I was only 23 years old, studying in the magistracy was in full swing, my career was stamping steadily up, I spent a lot of time with my husband and friends, and I did not want to change my mode of life.
Even during pregnancy, I decided that I would only breastfeed my daughter. I didn’t allow even the thought of having to feed the baby with the mixture. Somehow I think this is a last resort, when my mother has some health problems or lactation.
However, breastfeeding has several disadvantages for the mother, more precisely, the inconvenience. You need to constantly be close to the baby, if you feed on demand, and even if you feed by the hour, you still have to plan your affairs for a short period of time, usually 2-3 hours.
But what if more time is needed? Yes, even on a walk, especially in the first months of life, a hungry child just can not feed.
Thanks to the progress!
I do not know how our mothers coped, but modern young women are offered so many different means to facilitate motherhood! I say that for me, breast pumps and bottles were just a salvation. If I had not had the opportunity to leave the house, leaving my treasure in the care of my relatives, I would have gone mad.
So, now I will tell you about my best assistants in the first year of my baby’s life.
Breast pump I bought myself back in the genus house. Bought Aventovsky, ordinary, manual. Even there, he rescued me greatly, when milk came twice as much to the right breast, with his help I broke the left. Because of this, they have become the same size. It is very convenient to use. I just inserted my chest into the funnel and started working on it.
Milk Storage Containers
I did not buy special containers for storing expressed milk in the refrigerator. I just took a few glass jars from baby food and kept it in them. Milk was always placed at the back of the refrigerator; it cannot be stored in the door. Due to temperature changes when opening the door, it can quickly deteriorate. I usually kept it for no more than a day.
I took the bottle from the breast pump, she went with him, complete with a physiological teat to feed the newborn babies. When our beauty became older, I had to buy a bigger bottle.
Milk Freezing Bags
Since the milk is not stored for a long time, and the situations were different, I decided to keep bags of milk in the freezer just in case. Special packages for this are sold in pharmacies. They have a very convenient marking on the packaging, and they are also sealed, which ensures the sterility of milk.
In this form, it is stored for up to three months. It needs to be defrosted in a natural way. Once I tried to defrost in the microwave, so the daughter spat from him, it turned out to be bitter to the taste.
Have you used breast milk storage devices? Share your experience, please!