Friday, October 07, 2011

My hospital bag is packed and ready for baby!

4 weeks to go! I've had my hospital bags for a while now. Just always adding and removing things from it. 

So far I have 2 bags. 1 for me and 1 for baby.

Baby bag:
- 3 onesies
- 1 coming home outfit
- 3 blankets
- 3 hats and 3 socks
- a pacifier
- diapers
- wipes

Me:
- pj's
- robe
- socks
- pads
- nursing pads
- under garments
- creams
- personal hygiene products
- makeup ( ha! We'll see if I get a chance to use it lol)
- slippers
- coming home outfit
- hospital papers
- Camera

Think I'm missing anything?? Packed too much?

Last week my doctor gave me a number to our public health line for breastfeeding support. It's a free service, so I called.

The nurse was on the phone with me for an hour ;)

She gave me some websites to go on and recommended some books as well.

She gave me these tips:
Try and breastfeed within the first 24 hours. That way our body knows to produce.

I asked about the different ways of delivery, C section and Vaginal and she said as soon as mom is awake and baby is ok then breastfeeding is safe and ok.

She also said to get baby on me, skin to skin as soon as doctors are done checking him out. Allowing baby to look for the nipple as he cuddles on my skin. She repeated skin to skin is soo important.

She also suggested I lean back when breastfeeding. Not sit up. That way baby doesn't feel like he is falling but safe and secure against mommy.

Breastfeeding moms, I'd love to hear your advice?

4 comments :

  1. I'm old now.....but I breast fed my last son for 2 years and 3 months. I held him like a baby.....he found the nipple. It is important to get him on your chest skin to skin asap! They know what to do and you will too!!!!! Just trust your own instincts!

    Can't wait to see the little fella!

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  2. i think you packed perfectly!.
    to be honest i didn't use any of the clothes i brought. i felt so iky and didn't want to dirty anything.. the hospital gave me some mesh type undies and they are GREAT for after labor yuckyness that happens. !
    your baby is coming soon!!

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  3. sounds like you are all ready to go! The time has flown by! Can't wait to see your little man :)

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  4. Wow! Is it time already? Time sure does fly by fast. Congratulations mama! Sending good vibes your way. :)

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Your comments make me smile! ;)