breastfeeding journey 2.0

Second pregnancy, second child, second time breastfeeding..

If you’ve followed my blog since my first pregnancy with my now two-year old Lorenzo then you will already know how my breastfeeding journey went with him, and if not it’s ok I’m going to refresh everyone now

Lorenzo’s birth was definitely different from Elizabeth. Lorenzo was a brow birth ” I’ll add in what that means hear” from Google. 

Brow presentation happens when your baby’s neck and head are slightly extended (deflexed), as if your baby is looking up. The ideal position for your baby to be born in is with her chin tucked into her chest (flexed position), so her head is well down.”

Because of this Lorenzo’s heart rate dropped a few times and he became distressed, once he was born he went for tests, this is how we found out his sugar levels were extremely low. He went down at the nursery too be watched over for the first 48 hours, I also unfortunately didn’t have anything in my boobs to give.. it was weird it was like my body just didn’t know how to make even the stuff before your breast Milk comes in. 

Lorenzo needed to put on weight and fast. We were told that if he didn’t pick up above such number they would have to put him on a drip. Of course in this moment his health was way more important to us then breastfeeding worries so Lorenzo went on formula to help him grow and stay healthy. 

This was super hard for me, as a first time mother I never imaged I would struggle to breast feed, you see all over women’s social media’s how amazing breastfeeding is and how natural they all look doing it… I felt deflated this didn’t happen for me. 

When I was in my third trimester with Elizabeth I was preparing myself to have the same struggles breastfeeding. I began buying bottles and formula so that when we were discharged from hospital we wouldn’t be running around trying to get these items last minute. 

But from the moment Elizabeth was born, she knew what to do and I had the supply she needed from day one. 

But I still struggled breastfeeding, again it didn’t feel natural. It hurt the first few days, I felt she wasn’t latching on correctly and I began asking myself “will this always hurt?” “When will this start feeling easier?”

I was running on little sleep, sore boobs and running after a two-year old during the day. I was very emotional and all for the wrong reasons. 

But two weeks into breastfeeding Elizabeth and I can safely say it no longer hurts and the bond her and I now share is this amazing feeling, I don’t know how long I will continue to breast feed Elizabeth these are questions I don’t have the answers to right this moment. But for now I’m enjoying these little moments between both myself and Elizabeth.

I would Loved to here some of my followers did you guys ever feel the same way?

My own fears about breastfeeding baby no.2

If you’ve been following my blog since my son’s birth two years ago then you might remember my breast feeding journey with him. If your new to my blog let me give you the short version and try and link my breastfeeding blog for you too go back on and have a read if you like.

http://breastfeeding struggles

But to break it down for you guys. Lorenzo birth was a very interesting… They called my birth a “brow birth.” This is

But because of this his heart rate dropped and he got scared as he got stuck… So when he first was born he was actually taken away from me for heaps of testing this is when they found out his sugar levels were below 2.6 and because my breast milk didn’t come in until day five which was too late he needed to be formula fed straight away to get his sugar levels up and for us to be given the ok to leave the hospital.

And this is where my fears for baby girl come in and my breastfeeding journey with her. We also didn’t find out until Lorenzo was probably about five months old that he was also dairy intorlant so of course when I did try to breast feed he wasn’t having a bar of it because he was getting really bad colic because of this…

Now that Lorenzo is two we just had his check up with his doctor and he’s now been confirmed dairy intorlant and that baby girl will most likely be the same as it runs in the family on his dad’s side. I’m so glad we have been given the heads up it means I get this time to prepare myself unlike last time. And also gives me a time to make a plan.

I would be lying if I said I don’t mind not breastfeeding as I really want to have this experience with at least one of my kids. But I also know that a fed baby is a happy baby no matter how they get their milk supply from. But yes I’m going to try my best to breast feed baby girl.

After doing some research, I’ve found many conflicting stories and people say something different every time.

This is what Lorenzo had.

After lots of reading and based on all the articles I’ve had a read of if I change my diet and not only eat healthier and cut out dairy I will still be able to breastfeed.

But this is where all my questions come into play and maybe I need to look into a breastfeeding consolent.

• do I begin cutting out dairy now that I’m going into my third trimester?

• should I cut out dairy or should I still be adding in these types of fats?

• will I be able to do this?

So many questions!? But this is where I’ll leave the blog on this topic as I have decided to see someone for some support and extra help which I will write a new blog all about.

The Caesar family ❌