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November 10th, 2013, 05:35 AM
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Did you take a class before having your LO(s) about breastfeeding to prepare you? Did you find it useful? Was it through your birth center, hospital, la leche, or somewhere else?


I was signed up for a class with my birth center, but DD came early and she was born the day before the class
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November 10th, 2013, 06:15 AM
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No. I intended to, but I never did. It would have been at the hospital, though.
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November 10th, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Yes. I took the class through the hospital.
I didn't find it useful in helping me feed her once she got here, I'm a hands on kind of learner.
I did find it helpful in I didn't know the benefits of breastfeeding, until that class.
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November 10th, 2013, 03:20 PM
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I went to a series through WIC. Think it was 4, maybe 5 classes. I knew most of the information they shared about the benefits and how it's produced and such. It more or less offered support. The issues LO and I encountered weren't covered in the class.
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November 11th, 2013, 09:33 AM
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I did not. I wanted to, but didn't get around to it.
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November 12th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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I didn't. I did a ton of reading about it though, so I kind of knew what to expect. Luckily, we really didn't have too many problems with it.
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November 12th, 2013, 11:37 AM
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I did not, I worked with a LC which helped quite a bit.
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November 12th, 2013, 01:12 PM
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I did, at the hospital before Juliet was born. I also did a ton of reading, so I'm not sure which helped more. I did find out that while all the "book" knowledge was very useful, knowing how to breastfeed "in theory" was way different than "in practice." And then even though I had the experience and knowledge, the second time around I still needed a little bit of help with latch and position.
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March 4th, 2014, 09:29 AM
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I also wanted but I didn't. It would have been in the hospital.
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March 4th, 2014, 07:31 PM
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I did not. I birthed at a birthing center and my midwives talked to me a little about latch and milk supply immediately after E was born, but that's it. They gave me some printed information sheets and contact information for a local breastfeeding center, but I never needed it. We were very lucky.
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March 5th, 2014, 10:10 AM
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Experience is the best teacher but is it an advantage if you had taken the class before baby is born?
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March 5th, 2014, 12:49 PM
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I didn't take a class when I had DS, and I wish I had. I already knew the benefits of breast feeding and wanted that bond with my son. I spent many nights in tears because we had such a struggle with latching on and sore breasts. It's 14 years later, and knowing the issues I had with DS, I've signed up for a BF class. I at least am armed with questions to ask this time around to address the worries I have.
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