So it's been a while since I have done any kind of breastfeeding update and thought I would share how things have been as at nearly 11 months we are still going strong. I feel very lucky that we have not really had any issues at all and since the beginning its been pretty amazing which was completely different to my first who was badly tongue tied.
Even though physically we have had no issues it's still been hard at times especially over the past month when the baby has been waking far more than usual and the only way to get him back to sleep is to feed which has meant that at times I have been feeding him of up to 6-8 times a night, which as you can imagine does not leave much time for sleep.
Also as fantastic as Baby G is at feeding he refuses point blank to have any expressed milk which has limited my ability to be away from him for too long but now that he is also eating food and we are doing baby-led weaning it means he can go a little longer and John took both the boys out for the first time earlier this month for a few hours without me.
There are a few things I have been trying over the past few months as well as one or two things I have my eye on and I thought I would share. I am in love with my Blue Brontide teething necklace which I wear most days and especially while I am feeding as it gives baby G something to play with instead of pulling buy hair. I love this handmade monochrome feeding pillow from Etsy as well as this divine soothing skin balm by Love Boo.
Breastfeeding especially in the evening is a fairly quiet and peaceful affair and I love to sit down with a cup of herbal tea and since my favourite mug broke today I am on the look out for a new one such as this Dolton mug, also after months of using my Kanken which is now almost threadbare I have a super stylish pacapod changing bag which I cannot wait to put to the test. Even though Baby G won't take expressed milk I am still using my Medela pump once a week just to keep stock levels up just incase he changes his mind about it.
One other product we have been giving a go this week is Boobbix Lactation cookies which help to natural increase your milk supply and wow do they really work! I would recommend these to any women who are looking to boost their supply and it's certainly helped mine plus the biscuits taste amazing, they really do! They are perfectly soft baked and hand made and a real treat with a cup of tea, containing mainly organic and natural ingredients the whole family gave them the thumbs up. Best of all is I am giving away two packs to one reader worth £21 and it's super easy to enter and the giveaway ends on the 5th Feb 2016