In the last couple of days i have felt a coolness in the air, when getting up in the morning. The sky is also dark when getting up early. Winter is coming. I always find it very hard to say goodbye to dear summer, but on the other hand the so called ādark timeā is filled with many good moments.
For all you women who breastfeed, you have to be very careful and be sure not to develop infections in your breasts. I myself have had infections and itĀ“s a tiresome, painful experience. And worse, it can destroy your breastfeeding. Either because itĀ“s too painful to keep breastfeeding, youĀ“re simply too sick to do it or your child rejects your milk because it doesn’t taste good anymore.
Here is a couple of good tips, which can help you minimize the risk of developing breast infections:
- Use slippers
Invest in a nice, warm pair of slippers to keep your feet warm. A lot of homes have cold floors but here you can use your slippers. Remember to have them ready at your bed. In that way you can jump into your slippers when getting up in the night to breastfeed. Here are some nice variants from Shepherds.
- Use warm pyjamas
A nice nursing pyjamas for you to breath and stay warm in. It probably wonĀ“t surprise you that I am going to recommend MilkersĀ nursing nighties, but they are fit for the job and in perfect quality. Here is a nice nursing dress in bambooĀ with a practical nursing opening, making you overexpose as little skin as possible.
The price is 80ā¬/72Ā£
- Make sure you empty all of your breasts
This counteracts breast infections if you make sure to empty the one breast completely, before you begin breastfeeding with the second. You can possibly pump it out yourself while in the hot shower.
- Stay warm
The less skin you expose, the smaller is the possibility of getting cold. use therefore nursing blouses, nursing tops and nursing dresses as much as possible. If youĀ“re wearing a normal blouse you have to pull it up in order to breastfeed, and then you risk getting unnecessarily cold.
Here are some good suggestions.
Classic Nursing blouse
This classic nursing blouse has a decorative wrap-around-effect. It comes in various colors and is made out of organic materials.
Price is 47ā¬/42Ā£
Nursing blouse in cotton knit
This nursing blouse comes in different colour variants. ItĀ“s perfect for the cold days, which are getting closer. This nursing blouse is made out off the softest knit and is off course made in cotton. Can be bought in various beautiful colors. Here in a beautiful black and white stripedĀ color.
PriceĀ is 76ā¬/65Ā£
Nursing dress in knit
Another popular nursing dress in knit is this beautiful striped color with pretty, small pockets in a contrast color. The nursing dress is made out off cotton knit and will keep you warm in all kinds of weather.
PriceĀ is 120 ā¬/107Ā£