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Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
4th May '13

b**bs and breastpads. I wouldn't buy a lot of breastpads either, until you know how much you will leak, if any at all. I never had problems with sore nipples so never really needed lanolin. I'd just wait and see what it's like before buying a bunch of stuff. Also, pumping is much more work. I have three kids, and find it's easier just to pull out a tit and feed then to try to pump. My older two are 4 and 5 and it doesn't phase them. Pumping to me is more of a hassle, so if you don't have to then putting the baby to the breast is much better all the way around

Mrs.Mud 6 kids; 2 angel babies; North Dakota 3308 posts
4th May '13
Quoting kelsey brooke (::" let me rephrase, I will be pumping and storing too seeing as in I have a 3 yr old and 1 yr old too so itd be more convenient to pump."


Pumping is way LESS convenient. Just think about it... you have to pump, clean all the parts and bottles, reheat the milk when baby's hungry, wash those bottles and nipples, worry about bagging and dating and freezing properly... SO much easier to just stick baby on the b**b and let him/her eat. Plus it takes a lot longer for a pump to get out the milk than it will your baby.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
4th May '13

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Quoting Mrs.Mud:" Pumping is way LESS convenient. Just think about it... you have to pump, clean all the parts and bottles, ... [snip!] ... stick baby on the b**b and let him/her eat. Plus it takes a lot longer for a pump to get out the milk than it will your baby."
Brookie99 1 child; Fort McMurray, Alberta 1126 posts
4th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kelsey brooke (::</b>" that's good to know, I probably would have got the biggest tube just to be safe, kinda nervous about it. all I hear is how painful it is til you get used to it. thanks guys!"</blockquote>




I know its different for everyone but for me It was fine the first two or three days and then from day three to day six it hurt and now (day 8 ) it doesn't hurt at all so it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Good luck!

K.J♥ Due November 4; 2 kids; Russellville, Kentucky 430 posts
4th May '13
Quoting Mrs.Mud:" Pumping is way LESS convenient. Just think about it... you have to pump, clean all the parts and bottles, ... [snip!] ... stick baby on the b**b and let him/her eat. Plus it takes a lot longer for a pump to get out the milk than it will your baby."


hm, I never though of that. I figured it'd be easier but you guys would know better than me. thanks!

K.J♥ Due November 4; 2 kids; Russellville, Kentucky 430 posts
4th May '13
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" wow! Send me that link. I never used nipple cream. After each feeding I would express a bit of milk ... [snip!] ... and an Advent manual that was great. Thats it thats all for me. I had a boppy, but never really used it, I used pillows. "



I don't meant literally thirty things, I was just exaggerating.



1. Nursing bras - These bras allow you to unclip one side for easy access to your b**b at feeding time. They are pretty useful, but not necessary for everyone. I have one friend who doesn

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
4th May '13

I actually do recommend nursing bras. I have two, and that's all I wear (I've been breastfeeding for a year now). They are so easy and convenient.



Don't bother with nursing shirts. They can get expensive and are usually pretty ugly anyway. I just wear my usual shirts, and put a tank top underneath. When I need to nurse him, the shirt comes up and the tank top comes down. Easy peasy.

Jillbill4 2 kids; 584 posts
4th May '13

pump, cold/hot packs, lanolin, freezer bas. even if you don't think you want to pump get it anyways, even just a cheap one. when your b**bs are freakishly swollen and the baby is sleeping you'll want it lol