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April 4th, 2013, 09:54 AM
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BTDT moms, would you recommend attending a breastfeeding class to a ftm?
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April 4th, 2013, 10:01 AM
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i would. i breastfed my first for 6 months but it was a bumpy road...i was very naive and thought it would just come perfectly naturally. i was always embarrassed to ask for help and now looking back i really wish i had done my research, ie. take a class, read more books, etc. i think if i had done those things i would have been able to bf a lot longer. and although it is natural for mothers to nurse so many problems/issues can arise that can be easily taken care IF you know what to do.
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April 4th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Most definitely! It can give you the basics and what to expect, but more importantly is hands on once the baby is born and getting a lactation consultant in there with you! If a hospital doesn't provide one, or they suck lol, I would do some research and find one in your area.

I also HIGHLY HIGHLY SUPER DUPER recommend attending LLL (la leche league) meetings, I started going a few months before Connor was born and then attended regularly for awhile afterwards as well. They are a WEALTH of information and support, it was AMAZING!!!! I learned more from them than anywhere else and it's FREE!!


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April 4th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Yes. Most Lactation consultants make themselves available to students that have been through their classes. It also will give you a frame of reference for when baby is actually here.
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April 4th, 2013, 10:57 AM
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I would recommend it. I think it helps a lot.
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April 4th, 2013, 11:16 AM
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^^ This all makes me feel so much better about my decision to take one. I'm going next Saturday. DH is going with me. We think if we both hear the information, he'll know what to say if I get frustrated those first few weeks.

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April 4th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Mine was super basic and the info was generic you could find anywhere on the internet. Totally didn't help me. I learned WAY more from the lactation consultant I saw.

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April 4th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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Yes. The hospital I had DD at routinely sent lactation consultants to every mom who just gave birth. The one I had DS at didn't do that. Even with my second kid, I thought it was helpful to have a LC available to make sure everything was going smoothly. A class before birth will be good to get information as to what you can expect and what common problems can arise so that you're more equipped to deal with them if they should come up. Definitely see a LC if you can after baby is born just to make sure things go smoothly!
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April 4th, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Definitely take a class if it will a) cover a lot of material OR b) it will connect you with resources like your hospital lactation consultants or lactation center or whatever. I had read through Nursing Mother's Companion and a bunch of online stuff before mine, but I still learned a few things, and more importantly learned about how to ensure that the hospital knew I was EBFing and get the support for that, and how to take advantage of their LCs.

I did not have a local LLL chapter that was at all active or having meetings or anything like that, (Mississippi ) but I think it is well worth finding one if you do have one near you. Just seeing other moms nursing tiny babies is really eye opening, there is sort of a trick to getting most babies to latch on (tickle their cheek with your nipple or something to get them to open their mouth wide and then right when it is WIDE open, shove the boob far in, quick, lol... easier to see in person than explain!!!) In our culture we don't see enough public, open nursing, especially of tiny newborns, so you really do need to seek out some examples and learn how to do it, it is not 100% instinct!
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