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January 27th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Blue Eyes 409's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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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?

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January 27th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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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.
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January 27th, 2014, 11:50 AM
mgm78's Avatar Zoe's mom Meredith
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A breastfeeding class, attending a La Leche meeting or series of meetings, finding a breastfeeding moms group/support group locally. There are some good books such as the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.

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January 29th, 2014, 04:55 PM
Keakie's Avatar Learning to walk in faith
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KellyMom.com is also a great resource for breastfeeding.

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January 30th, 2014, 09:20 AM
Rachel's Avatar Just Rachel
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Definitely look into a class, if you can. Another thing I highly recommend is reading The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. It really helped me!

Good luck!
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January 30th, 2014, 09:51 AM
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YEs, I also believe enrolling to a BF class helps a lot. Because step-by-step nursing of the baby and how to deal with challenges are taught there.
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February 1st, 2014, 09:42 PM
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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

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February 14th, 2014, 11:21 AM
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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.
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March 1st, 2014, 01:56 PM
Lou_Lou1979's Avatar Expecting our first!
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Find other mums who are breastfeeding, it helps massively. Good luck x
Mummy to a beautiful baby girl
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