As I posted yesterday, my nipples took a beating from C’s barracuda nursing style. I was desperate for some relief. After reading up on some customer reviews of several products, I decided to try Motherlove Nipple Cream. I liked that it had all-natural ingredients – and that it didn’t smell like lanolin. I hated that smell!
It was like a miracle cream for my nipples. By the time it arrived, I had started exclusively pumping but still had cracking and bleeding from the damage C did. I used it before and after each pumping and within a few days, everything was healed up. I continue to use it after pumping and haven’t experienced any soreness.
I’d definitely recommend it!
(Note: I have not been compensated in any way for this review.)
This afternoon I had my two-week doctor appointment to check on my cesarean incision. I was worried about stepping on the scale at the doctor’s office, because I inevitably weigh more there than I do at home. Admittedly, I kept my shoes on so that if the result wasn’t favorable I could blame it on that. However(!), I lost 22 pounds!!!! I am SO excited. The most activity I have been able to do in the past 13 days since C’s delivery is going on a couple of slow walks and running a few brief errands around town. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that breastfeeding is simply the best diet ever.
I am hungry ALL. THE. TIME. Way hungrier than I was at any point in my pregnancy. (Okay, except for the few times that I was ravenous.) Yet, I’m dropping weight so quickly. I love it!
Here’s to hoping that the weight loss will continue to come easily, especially as I heal and am able to become more active.
Since I purchased the Philips Avent Isis breast pump, I also decided to go with the Avent bottles. While I love how easy they are to use (and convenient, considering the pump is the same brand), C seems to be swallowing a lot of air. It breaks my heart when he gets his “gas cry” after eating. I want to make it go away! I read about Tommee Tippee bottles, which are supposedly great for breastfeeding and gassy babies. I ordered them through Amazon Prime and they should be here on Wednesday – I wish they’d get here even sooner!
Have you tried Tommee Tippee bottles? Have you found any secrets for helping your gassy baby?