Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Honest Feeding Story-

From the moment I was asked  if I wanted to breastfeed my children the answer was "yes." I planned to do everything in my power to make that happen. After a traumatic birth I felt like the least I could do for Wyatt was provide him with breastmilk. After all, breast is best right!?!?  It took almost 5 days for my milk to come in...then after that things seemed to go pretty smooth. I knew the lactation consultant was only a phone call away.

I strictly fed Wyatt without a bottle for a few months...then I wanted to be sure I had milk "in stock." Wyatt ended a successful breastfeeding journey right before his first b-day. We flew out to Disney and he began drinking and eating table food and hasn't looked back since. What better place than to have your first real meal than with The Mouse right!?!!? 

Then within 30 days of him turning one we found out we were expecting again. Sloane Michelle was on her way!!! We were so excited!! Within a few months of finishing off the milk I had stocked up we had another infant in the house. 

With 2 babies in the house my eyes started opening to a cleaner way of living. I immediately began the Honest Company month boxes. My milk came in a little fast the second time but I didn't seem to use the lactation service to it's full potential. It took lots of ups and downs (including VERY painful feeding) for us to figure out Sloane was tongue tied. This is something common among children and it's an easy fix but they can also grow out of it. We opted to go that route and I began pumping. Sloane was given breastmilk through a bottle...I couldn't have made it through the first few months without this nipple cream

As time passed and Sloane grew my milk wasn't enough. My body wasn't making enough to support her body. Thankful for supplements and formula we made it all work! I am so thankful for the journey we took with both Wyatt and Sloane while they were still in their first year of growth. 

Even though we no longer have babies in our home 
we still strive to make honest healthy choices on a daily basis. 

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