I’m 32 weeks pregnant with twins, and scheduled for a c-section in just five weeks time. I had an NCT class this week which was all about feeding, with a heavy focus on breastfeeding.
Tbh, I haven’t thought too much about it until now… I don’t really want the pressure from someone telling me breast is best (which is what the NCT class was doing and it has kind of set my anxiety off). I was formula fed and I am perfectly fine and healthy. However, the closer I’m getting to birth, the more I am leaning towards trying the breast but not exclusively. I want to try expressing also (and topping up with formula if baby needs it) so that i’m not just exclusively doing the boobs and to also allow my husband to feed the babies and anyone else who is around to help.
My question is around breast pumps. I’m thinking the Madela Freestyle Flex 2 and wondered if anyone had used this for their baby/babies and what they thought of it? How soon did you or should you introduce expressed milk? Do I need to buy a pump now or should I wait and see how I feel once babies are here?
The Elvie was another one I was considering but it’s so expensive and the madela by the sounds of it gets the job done quicker so leaning towards that one!
Any thoughts, tips, recommendations, general words of wisdom would be really welcome…
Thanks so much xx