Focusing on what makes you and your family happy
Having kids is tough. Teenagers are tough, toddlers are tough and perhaps toughest of all are newborns. There's a lot of diapers, spit up, changes (diapers and clothes) and of course those constant feedings. The "toughness" is why it's so important to focus on what makes you happy in those early months! Because a happy mom and happy baby equals a happy family. Especially with feedings!
Gerber® reached out to ask me to share my #FormulaForHappiness. Months ago, I talked about how I breastfed and then transitioned to formula feeding Henry. Which was a fitting story for a formula company! However, Otto is exclusively breastfed. I haven't introduced any formula with him (yet). So why the heck would Gerber® want me to talk about that?!
The coolest part of working with them is that they completely support breastfeeding moms. And formula moms. And sleep deprived moms. And dads! They offer sleep consultations (which I had last week for Otto and she was SO helpful - if you're struggling, set up your free appointment NOW and get some professional tips!) and lactation consultants and now, they've changed all their formula to be non-GMO. No matter which route you plan to take (or don't plan to take, but end up taking) to feed your baby, they're there to be a helpful resource.
Unlike with Henry, I'm actually enjoying breastfeeding Otto. I don't mind waking up in the middle of the night and snuggling with him while he feeds. Why? Probably because Otto is only waking up twice in the night to feed and not every hour and a half like Henry. He's a quick nurser, so we're only up for about a half hour, and that includes a diaper change. And the Gerber® sleep consultant gave me some help so that I wake up, feed him, and he goes right back to sleep. Breastfeeding is quick and easy for us this go-around, and it's partially due to the help from Gerber® experts!
|Less camera and more nipple, ma.|
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