It’s sometimes easy to think that breastfeeding is something that we mums can just pick up automatically but the truth is that it can take time, effort and persistence to learn how to feed your baby.
There is little doubt that breast is best if you are able to feed this way but not all of us can and I think it is important that mums support each other no matter whether they choose breast or bottle.
There are things you can do to make breastfeeding easier because let’s be frank, it can often leave you sore and uncomfortable.
If you’re new to breastfeeding, finding the best breast pump can be difficult babygoss.com have a guide to tell you the answer to that very question.
Lansinoh offers a range of products to support breastfeeding mums including, bottles, breast pumps, nursing pads and their multi-award-winning HPA Lanolin – 100% pure lanolin to help soothe sore and cracked nipples. You can now buy it in a 10ml travel size too (and it makes a great lip balm!).
Lansinoh Family wants to encourage mums to feed with confidence and you can find loads of helpful advice on their website, including a new mums’ club- The Happy Tummy Club and, at the moment, a chance to win a Family Friendly Mini Break in their Feed With Confidence Awards 2017. To enter you must nominate places that you think support breastfeeding mums.
Too often the media is full of tales of places that do not offer support or, even worse, are discriminatory against breastfeeding mums. I think this is a great initiative to highlight the support that is out there.
You can enter the competition via this link. Make sure you submit your nomination by 31 December 2017.
There are also loads of books which new parents might find helpful too. These are some of my recommendations.
To make life a little more comfortable for nursing mums I have 3 Lansinoh products to give away worth a total of £50.
Lansinoh manual breast pump
BPA and BPS Free, this manual breast pump has adjustable 2 phase technology – the ‘let down’ phase enables rapid pumping rhythm to stimulate and initiate milk flow and the ‘expression phase’ enables slower, pumping rhythm to maximise milk flow
It has a ComfortFit™ breast cushion – for better fit and suction for more efficient pumping, an ergonomic easy-express™ handle – to reduce hand fatigue and comes with a Lansinoh® feeding bottle which fits with the entire Lansinoh pump and bottle range.
Lansinoh nursing pads (pack of 24)
These Disposable Nursing Pads with Blue Lock™ core are comfortable, ultra-absorbent, and designed to fit all breast sizes. They ensure that breastfeeding mums stay dry, night or day, and with their new ultra absorbency they can hold up to 20x their own weight.
Lansinoh Therapearl 3 in 1 hot/cold therapy
Thera°Pearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy packs have been uniquely designed by Lansinoh to be used either hot or cold to give advanced relief for a number of conditions associated with breastfeeding, and can even be used with a breast pump.
For a chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and conditions apply which you can find on my giveaways page. UK entrants only. The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday 5th November 2017.
You can find Lansinoh products at a wide range of retailers, including Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Tesco and Boots.