If you click and buy, Change-Diapers may receive a small commission, thank you. I just got home from delivering baby number 2 and I must say, my hospital bag contents were quite different this time around. My bag was much smaller and what I chose to bring was very different than the first time. This time, I also used everything that was packed. The following four items were things I could not have lived without. Most of these items can also be purchased from your favorite cloth diaper retailer.
Bianca received nursing pads for review purposes. If you click and buy, we may receive a small commission, thank you. There are two items that I never leave home without since returning to work after giving birth to my baby Nola.
Nola is now 8 weeks old, almost two months! I feel like had her, blinked, and I was back at work. Thankfully my employer is super supportive of my breastfeeding and I am able to pump while at work.
This is my first time working full time and having an infant at home though I’ve breastfeed all three of my kids. I pumped and donated milk with my first and I went back to work part time when my second was a little over one year old, so I really didn’t have to pump much, if at all. Circumstances are different this third time around, and I am pumping two times while at the office.
Growing up I have many memories of my mother going to the local health department when we lived in Long Beach and our family receiving WIC services. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federal assistance program of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WIC).
When I found out I was pregnant with our first in 2011, signing up for WIC was one of the first things I did. Although my husband and I, actually boyfriend at the time, were together, we were not legally married. He had a steady part-time job, and I had a minimum wage job working at a local grocery store. Both first-time parents, there was a lot we had to learn and figure out. Thankfully my mother urged me to sign up for WIC. And it was one of the best things that I would ever do.