As a first-time mom, you over plan and try to anticipate everything. In reality, you simply can’t.
I remember getting a couple of Sleepsacks as a gift and thinking, “These are cute, but not sure about them.” I was wrong! I LOVED them and sent my husband out to buy more. Those middle-of-the-night changings are no fun when you have to undress the baby. These made the changing so easy, and I knew they were keeping my son warm.
Unfortunately, I was not able to breastfeed full time, so I pumped. For some reason, I did not fully think through this all the way. I simply thought I would pump my milk, and my son would feed from the bottle. Simple as that, right? Since I was not breastfeeding full time, I needed to make sure my milk supply would match my baby’s feeding schedule.
I quickly learned I needed to have enough breastmilk storage solutions and make sure I was labeling everything! This is why I loved the Medela Breastmilk Storage Solution. Not only does it come with several different sizes of bottles, it also came with six labeling lids, breastmilk bags and a storage tray…everything I needed!
After you had your baby, what are some things you realized you needed ASAP?