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In 1 week (give or take), we’ll be the parents of 2 little ones. It’s a little scary to think about.
♡Parents of two♡…
I’ll be honest, I’m rather nervous. Nervous about loving this one just as much as Arya, nervous about breastfeeding again since it was not a joyous time for me. Nervous about postpartum stress syndrome since I was angry at my husband all of the time. I’m not going to lie, It was hard.
When I was breastfeeding, I felt trapped, pained. You’re constantly cluster feeding tied to the couch… I simply felt alone.
So, I’m not looking forward to the stress about pumping and producing enough milk again, but one thing’s for sure, I am thankful for being blessed with another baby that we get to love and share our life’s adventure with. I just need to focus on the positives and not stress as much about breastfeeding, because it’s only going to drive me crazy.
I am grateful that there are options like Enfamil NeuroPro™ for people with low supply issues like me though. I successfully breastfed and supplemented with my 1st since I was getting maybe .5 to 2oz per breast per pump session which wasn’t enough to thoroughly feed my daughter for her first year. After she turned 1, I wasn’t too concerned because she was eating solids and breast milk until a couple months before she turned 2.
I don’t know if I will have the same issues this time around, but I imagine we will be supplementing with baby girl #2 as well.
Now, we all know that breast milk is best for baby, but sometimes it doesn’t always work out as you had hoped after trying everything under the sun to get your supply up. With NeuroPro™, I don’t have to worry about nutrition since it is the first formula that has an exclusive MFGM and DHA blend for brain-building benefits similar to those of breast milk.* MFGM has been clinically shown to help close the gap in cognitive development between formula-fed and breastfed infants.**
What is cognitive development?
Cognitive development relates to the way a newborn learns, acquires knowledge and interacts with his/her surrounding environment. This includes the areas of memory, concentration, attention, and perception. There is a growing body of research that indicates that nutrition early in life may be important for learning later in the preschool years. [source: Enfamil]
My almost 3-year-old amazes me every day with her new found abilities, vocabulary and insane memory skills. She remembers stuff more so than I do, but perhaps it’s “pregnancy brain” getting in the way. All I know is that she is smart, cute and drinking formula when she was younger has not affected her in a negative way.
Do what’s best for you and baby. Because a happy, healthy mother AND baby should always be number 1.
And don’t let anyone make you feel like any less of a mother if you feel like breastfeeding is not for you. IT IS HARD. Plain and simple.
Visit Enfamil or call 1-800-BABY-123 (1-800-222-9123) for more information and to request a free sample.
*In amounts supported by clinical research. As measured by Bayley cognitive scores.
**As measured by Bayley-III cognitive score at 12 months in a different formula with MFGM added as an ingredient
This is sponsored by Enfamil® Infant Formula.