I had my son earlier than expected – actually 4 weeks earlier! We’re doing fine – just getting to know each other at the moment!
I have to run to go feed him now but I wanted to write a quick post to let you know how AMAZING the midwives and lactation consultants are here. While do they beat you over the head about breastfeeding is best, they do support you with how to breastfeed. When I had my first son, I was very intent on breastfeeding but for whatever reason it wasn’t happening! I saw 7 “specialists” who basically gave me a breastpump and said to keep trying – that was the extent of it. However, here, they met with me regularly; showed me how to express breastmilk; offered alternate ways of feeding him until my milk came in; and a million other things that only the most dedicated people in their profession could do! The lactation consultants and midwives that were involved in my care and my son’s were absolutely the best people I have encountered! Just thought I would share that with you in case any of you are in the process of trying to conceive their own little Australian baby!