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Hi ladies I'm 29 weeks pregnant and I am having a amnio at 37 weeks to see if I can have the baby then so really I could have my baby as soon as 8 weeks. I have never breastfed before so this will be my first time.
Does anyone have any tips to prepare for breastfeeding?
Thanks Jaidynsmum for my new siggy
i took a BF class and it was invaluable. but most of the stuff you read before hand will probably be forgotten. in the hospital is usually a lactacion nurse, and she is always a godsend. with Kale she tought me all the different positions and helped me determine what i was most comfortable with. helped me learn to latch and unlatch w/o pain. deinfetly utilize that person if your birthing center has one on staff.
I agree that whatever you learn before hand really goes out the window. For me it did, anyway. You may have a baby that is a natural nurser and its smooth sailing, or you may have one that needs more help. Find some good lactation consultants in your area and see if your hospital has one (they should). Invest in some good nipple cream! I like earth mama angel baby the best. Be prepared to be really really BORED. The cluster feeding just goes on and on sometimes. DVR a bunch of shows, or get some red box dvds or something. Buy some books/magazines. Learn to crochet. Something. Get a boppy or something similar and lots of tank tops
Congratulations! Motherhood is one of the greatest thing in life a woman can experience and breastfeeding is definitely a great plan. Signing up here is one step in preparing yourself as you can ask other moms about parenting. You can also try to check out other websites, facebook groups and books about BF/ motherhood/ parenting.