Article: Breastfeeding for Rookies!

This one's for all the brand new mama's that decided to breastfeed or the mama's about to give birth and plan on breastfeeding!! These are very good tips on prep work and how to get the job done. I so wish I would've been able to breastfeed, but it wasn't God's plan for my body. I hope you read and enjoy and that this really helps!!!

Because let's face it, "after months of pregnancy and hours of labor, you finally did it. You gave birth to a baby—and a hungry one at that."

http://www.pnmag.com/motherhood/breastfeeding-for….

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          I enjoyed reading the entire article. Now I understand why my mom was making discouraging comments about breastfeeding when she found out I was adamant about it. My mom insisted that I didn't want to breast feed due to her experiences of nipple pain and engorgement that really hurt. It's too bad that she didn't have the resources that are available today. I'm definitely consulting a lactation consultant. There's a local agency that provides in home help for breast feeding mothers to help with latching etc.
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              4Emily Goforth
              thank you for sharing the article! I was also very determined to breast feed my first baby, no one in my family had breastfed so there was no help or encouragement there. I also read all I could, talked to several nurses, talked to girlfriends, had the lactation specialist come in and talk to me after my son was born. I didn't get to actually breast feed him until he was a week old I believe, I had to pump and he was fed via ng tube. But he latched on right away and that was it. I will say breast feeding is hard, it's time consuming and can be painful but it is so worth it!! My daughter was born at 38 wks and she latched on right away and nursed until she was 13 months old. Hoping I remember everything when baby 3 arrives in December!
              For new mommys, ask lots of questions, talk to friends who have breastfed, talk to their friends, read all you can, don't get discouraged, don't let others tell you to give up or it's not worth it. It is worth it and is a great experience!
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                09/15/14
                Great! Thanks for sharing. I think after being a member of this site, I will look for a lactation consultant when the time comes. :D It seems to help
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