*This post is sponsored by Momsense, but all opinions are 100% my own.*
I was scrolling through Facebook a few months ago (when I was breastfeeding and had lots of time on my phone!) and I saw this new contraption called Momsense. I was SOLD.
Let’s backtrack a little bit: With my first baby, we saw a lactation specialist and I would highly recommend it. I was concerned my babe wasn’t getting enough food – how could I possibly know what I was producing and what she was eating?? I went to my appointment, they weighed the babe, I fed her on one side, then they weighed her again. Sure enough, girlfriend WAS eating and she was DEFINITELY getting enough food.
This calmed my jittery mama heart SO much. I have no idea what my girls are making, let alone if my baby is getting enough to fulfill her little belly’s needs! I will never forget how I felt as we left that appointment: HALLE-FREAKING-LUJAH.
Fast forward five years and my next baby comes along. I feel more confident with the breastfeeding gig, yet I still wondered… is my baby getting enough food? How I WISH I had had this Momsense app for myself just a few months prior.
As I mentioned, I saw an advertisement for Momsense while I was breastfeeding one day… or maybe I was pumping (ironic much?). Again, the idea of KNOWING how much my baby was eating was so MIND BLOWING to me. No more guessing. No more looking at my pumped milk and ASSUMING that was close to what my little one was getting.
SOLID. CONCRETE. KNOWLEDGE.
Sadly, my breastfeeding days were over a few months ago, so my sweet sister volunteered her hungry baby and her milkies for this post.
I love how simple the Momsense is, but how detailed the information can be. All I did was download the Momsense application, plug in my headphones, attach the sensor underneath the ear (in line with the ear… there are diagrams to show exactly where to place it!) and push start. Voila!
The headphones are so you can hear your baby swallow. To me, that’s not super important. I mean, I watched 10 seasons of Gray’s Anatomy while I nursed… but the Momsense app records your baby’s swallows, and you can save it or send it to family. I think that is pretty darn precious.
I can’t stress this enough – I WISH I had had the Momsense for my baby. Knowledge is power, and had I known my baby had gotten enough food just an hour or so before I might’ve slept better or stressed less.
At the end of this feeding session, my sister’s little girl had gulped 5 oz – THANK YOU MOMSENSE! How else would we have known that without the Momsense? I tell you, it’s genius. It’s almost enough for my to try and produce milk again. ALMOST. 😉