Breastfeeding or nursing my baby was something I hold very dear to my heart. I loved being able to feed my baby with just my body. Ever since I watched a dear friend nurse her son many, many years before I had my own I thought...that is what I want to do. It seemed so beautiful, peaceful, quiet and mothering! I wanted to be the one who could supply the food that would nourish my baby.
Thankfully Handsome (my first) took to it very quickly. He was called barracuda by the nurses in my nursing classes at the hospital. He actually hurt me. I remember being black and blue those first few weeks. It felt like ice was coming out of my nipples. It made me wince and I remember my husband saying, "we could just give him a bottle if it hurts so bad". I grimaced and through clenched teeth told him, "IT IS THE BEST THING FOR HIM!"
Baby number two, Goddess wasn't as natural. She didn't take to it quickly and while I had all the confidence necessary when she came into the world I quickly lost it and felt unsupported by loved ones who were saying "just give her a bottle." I called La Leche the second day she was home from the hospital and poured out my heart. Crying into the phone I listened to them tell me that I just needed to take my time, that I knew what to do and that some babies aren't natural and it takes time. They told me to be patient. That afternoon she took to it and we spent 2 and half years with her attached to my body!
I often miss those times although I know this is not for everyone it was for me and I loved it. Having a baby is one of the craziest, my rewarding things you will do to your body, mind and soul and if you are nursing I suggest you read, take a class and remember to use patience. I also want to tell you that a hormone called Oxytocin and Prolactin which really help in many ways during your post baby weeks.
All this said this is why I am so happy to host this Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit. The Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding System completely eliminates the need to transfer your precious milk from bottles to bags and back again; moms can pump, store, organize, warm and feed using the same pouch
This kit contains:
- Twist Pouches (6)
- all Direct-Pump adapters (for all major pump brands)
- Squeeze Natural Feeding Bottle (1)
- Slow Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (1)
- Medium Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (1)
- Fast Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (1)
- Nipple Brush (1)
- This special kit also includes a free Foodii gift pack.
The “Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit,” available exclusively online at target.com for $29.99. This is a savings from the regular $39.99 starter kit and a great value.