Pregnancy Blog. Bottles, breast milk & formula
As already mentioned in previous blogs, this pregnancy hasn't been at all like my first two pregnancies. My first pregnancies were relatively straight forward singleton pregnancies. (Besides gestational diabetes with #1) My first concern when we found out I was pregnant was the fact that breastfeeding is not as straightforward as it was with the boys. This is due to my numerous reconstructive surgeries. I booked in to see a lactation consultant. Unfortunately the lovely lady who had to break the news to me that due to my reconstructive surgeries and tissue being completely removed along with my nipples, I couldn't breastfeed these twins, as my nerve endings are not connected. Put blatantly; my nipples are just for looks and are not connected to anything. Yes, this is 100% and after numerous tests, there is zero chance of me breastfeeding. So please please note I will open this by saying I am VERY pro breastfeeding. I breastfed both of the boys through all of the trials, mastitis and cracked bleeding nipples- we did it. Even whilst washing the dishes and cleaning the house! Haha (Carrier was my miracle baby item- See below: So, once I found out this would not be as straightforward as 'my body produces milk, perfectly suited to my babies, at the right temp, amount and its free. Both Nathan and I researched and researched as much as we possibly could and have come up with the best solution for us and our family.