New! Breast pumps available

January 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Advocacy, Experiences, Starting out 

Just a notice about this post – women like to share and this breastfeeding topic may be too much for some.  Refer it along if you find value in it.

I can remember my first attempts at nursing my first baby with great fondness.  It was in the hospital with lots of support and other moms to model after.  Then I got home….

Breastfeeding is a skill for moms while baby seems to have great instincts about how to nurse.  There is so much advice out there I can’t even start to get into who’s opinion rules.  Your own opinion counts most really!

I found fantastic support with La Leche League with my first daughter who forgot how to nurse after leaving the hospital and again for my second daughter who didn’t keep up with demand when my milk came in with her.  Both consultations were over the phone and helped tremendously – as did my girlfriends who backed her up!

Using a breast pump to extract milk helped me to ease the too full feeling in my breasts as many other women do.  I provided milk extracted by a pump for mixing with infant cereal and for my husband to give to my daughter when I went out in the evening (although that didn’t really work, she gave up evening nursing first).  It was the best help when engorged and even the comfort of cold cabbage leaves started to fail me.

Changing Ways will be introducing a breastpump from Ameda.  This manufacturer offers many resources for women who breastfeed.  This company does encourage and advocate for those who are breastfeeding as I investigated their reviews and website.  This was an important qualifier for me as I really support those who will try to nurse, just like those who try to cloth diaper.

A mom needs support during the learning stages of caring for a newborn so here’s hoping Changing Ways can lend an extra hand here!  The breast pump sold through Ameda has support from World Health Organization which is unique in this market.  Contact Andria to find out more!

Check it out!



Reusable Diaper Care Tips from Real Parents | Real Diaper Association

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Diapers, Experiences, Laundry 

Reusable Diaper Care Tips from Real Parents | Real Diaper Association.

Does Laundry get the better of you some days?

My goal in our house is to have enough socks and underwear to keep us all at 3 weeks between laundry visits.  Then, when I get to process 7 loads of laundry it is done fast and furious so those big machines can sit around until the next demand comes through!

A recent article from the Peterborough’s Greenzine called Is Energy Efficiency an Oxymoron? pointed out you can get maximum efficiency from a device – when you don’t use it!

  • Keep the car at home, not just getting the most fuel efficient!
  • Turn the light off, not just buying more fancy bulbs before the old ones burn out.
  • Wash the dishes by hand if you can’t fill the dishwasher.
  • Clean cloth diapers with other clothes if your routine can handle it.
  • Consume less and reuse what you have more seems to be the bottom line.

As we enter a very consumable time around Christmas, let’s see what good deeds we can do for the maximum efficiency, instead of adding to our woes and worries.

A New Year’s Resolution?

AndriaCWDS’s Channel – YouTube

October 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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AndriaCWDS’s Channel – YouTube.

Did you know?  Have you seen?  A YouTube channel just for Changing Ways Diaper Service!

Since YouTube has become a major search engine online, I have discovered a wealth of information to share with you there!

Subscribe to the channel or just check out some videos and remark on your favourites!

 

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