Hi Ladies, I wanted to introduce myself over here and jump in on your conversations! My name is Ashly, I am a sahm to 4 kids! 7,5,3,2 and a new one due in Jan. I really want to bf #5 and I have a goal of getting to at least 30 days! My husband is going to a huge support factor and I have a breastfeeding peer helper set up through a local breastfeeding suport group. Here is a little backround
DD1- Teen Mom didn't want to bf
DD2- Born 32 weeks had trouble pumping to get enough for her, she couldn't handle certain things and was on neocate
DS1- Tounge Tie that they would not clip dr said by the time we figure it out it would be no use to breast feed but he also ended up on Alimentum formula
DS2- Born with chronic lung disease, on a vent, wasn't supposed to live but he did!
So as you can see NO REAL HELP! But I am going to do this! I will be using a pump at some point. I bought a ring sling today to help me with the others running around!
My big concern right now is trying to feed a newborn with 4 wild kids asking me something, wanting something just running crazy. Any advice?
Thank you for reading this all! I can't wait to get to know you all and get some great advice!