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November 10th, 2013, 05:35 AM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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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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January 19th, 2016, 01:50 AM
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No, I did not go for the classes for breastfeeding.
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February 2nd, 2016, 10:17 AM
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I took the class before my first. I really only found one tidbit of info in there helpful. Otherwise it was laughable honestly. It was through the hospital but they did have some good LC to help when baby was born.
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