When we become parents we expect to have our sleep disrupted, it comes with the territory right? Whilst disrupted sleep is a cert in those very early days, it doesn't have to continue for months and months on end. The key to getting yourselves and your baby a better night’s sleep is a successful feeding schedule and Minbie makes that easier from the outset.
Couldn't have done this without Minbie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Going from feeding on demand to a clearly defined routine was possible because of Minbie. We knew her tummy was full, her needs were met and I wasn’t risking my breastfeeding bond” - Leila
Unbelievably in a 24 hour period your newborn will sleep between 14 & 17 hours! That may seem like a lot but it’s taken in small 2-3 hour chunks which can be very demanding on new parents, especially during the night. A newborn's tummy is only about the size of their fist, so this frequent waking ensures they are sufficiently fed. As most newborn babies feed between 8 & 12 times a day, being prepared to keep up with this kind of demand is going to inevitably lead to a better night’s sleep for everyone. That’s where Minbie comes in!
So how will Minbie help me get a better night’s sleep?
Minbie provides the support needed to establish good feeding routines whilst keeping hold of that incredible breastfeeding bond. Choosing to breast & bottle feed gives you the opportunity to share the feeds as well as monitor how much milk your bub is taking, giving a better chance of a decent night’s sleep.
Minbie is helping families get a more restful night’s sleep because our products enable you to safely & easily introduce a bottle to supplement breastfeeding with no harm to your bond.
✔ The portable Minbie hospital grade double breast pump makes pumping fast, easy, pain free, quiet and incredibly efficient. You can pump on the go, or even pump and feed at the same time!
✔ Sterilising with the Minbie steriliser is so quick & easy. Killing 99.9% harmful pathogens every time gives you the peace of mind you deserve. It’s so quiet that it can be put on before bed and no one will hear a thing!
✔Our bottles give you a clear indication of how much your baby is taking each feed, therefore you have a better idea of when the next feed is needed.
✔Our unique bottle-teat protects your baby's breastfeeding muscle-memory and strengthens their digestion to give you the confidence to get into a good routine using a combination of breast and bottle feeding.
✔Easy breast to bottle transitions ensure peace of mind and confidence through the very early days.
✔The Minbie bottle warmer keeps your baby’s milk at a safe temperature until they’re ready. No frantic night time feeds just peace and tranquility helping everyone fall back asleep easily.
Newborn babies need to be fed ‘on demand’, which simply means feeding your baby whenever they signal that they’re hungry, (usually by crying or chewing their hands) day & night. At this early stage it’s almost impossible to have a rigid schedule but being prepared with a breast pump, bottles, teats, steriliser and a bottle warmer will assist you with smoother sailing at night!
With the help of Minbie, responding to those early signs of hunger, rather than keeping a strict eye on the clock will reassure you that your newborn is well fed and inevitably, more settled. Of course you can use any baby bottle, but there is only one baby bottle that protects your baby's breastfeeding muscle-memory. When your baby feeds from the Minbie their breastfeeding muscle-memory will be hard at work, helping their underdeveloped digestive-system and providing the practice that they need to latch right back onto the breast properly. No confusion! This is immeasurably reassuring to parents!
2 months on
As your baby nears the 2 month mark, you’ll find they go for longer stretches between feeds; around the 3-3.5 hour mark. This is because their tummy is growing and they’re taking more milk which is keeping them satisfied for longer. Now is a great time to start introducing more of a structured routine to feeds. Minbie will help you to do this because you can plan ahead, sterilising, pumping and warming the milk as needed, to assist your routine.
Babies need consistency and a good feeding schedule is key when it comes to getting decent, regular sleep. A schedule that may sound familiar is dividing the day into four hourly feeds: 2am, 6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm, 10pm. As soon as your baby is ready, a well oiled feeding and sleeping routine will also give you more certainty to the day and freedom to have some time out. Breastfeeding mums who pump benefit enormously from the extra help.
We used the pump before our baby was born! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Before the birth we wanted to express colostrum because we'd heard it's hard to get your breastmilk to come in when the baby is born especially after c- sections. From 5 days before she was due, I started using the Minbie pump on lowest stimulation mode for 15 mins each side.
The first time I got 2ml! I stored it in sterilised syringes from the chemist and popped them in a dated glad bag in the freezer.
The next 3 days, the same thing and each time got a little more. 9ml the second try was the biggest. I used the Minbie 1+ for the thicker colostrum then the XS from day 5 as my baby had gained strength and the milk was thinner.
Our obstetrician was supportive of bringing these into the hospital in preparation for those first feeds." - Leila
By around 5 months, bub will have grown sufficiently to be able to go through the night without a top up. Having the confidence to commit to a good routine will see you reach the goal of a full night’s sleep. By using a Minbie bottle for the last feed of the day you will know baby’s tummy is full and ready for the night ahead.
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Getting your baby into a great feeding routine not only ensures you all have peaceful nights, it also makes the handover to all caregivers smooth. Using Minbie to help with your family’s sleep routine, means you have the confidence to switch between breast and bottle knowing no harm is being done to that precious breastfeeding bond. Choose to have better feeding solutions, better sleep and more bonding opportunities with Minbie’s Complete Package; everything you need for peaceful nights!
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