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I think I am going to breastfeed my next kid.

But with my first it didnt go so well, but I really had no idea what I was doping, soooo any pointers or advice please?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:46 AM on Mar. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sign up for a breastfeeding class, make sure you get latching down before you leave the hospital and be in contact with a lactation consultant. GL!
    kboney29

    Answer by kboney29 at 11:48 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Before you go into the hospital to deliver, I would get the name and number of a Lactation Consultant. That way if you have any problems you can contact her and see if she could come help you. I wish I had done this because the L.C. at my hospital was completely rude and had no intentions of helping me at all. I would also buy a few breastfeeding books too. Good Luck!
    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 11:49 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Get a boppy pillow and nurse as often as possible to establish a supply. Don't supplement. Your hospital should have an LC. If you've never seen Dexter I highly recommend renting the first 2 seasons. The first few weeks are the hardest, stick it out and you won't be the mom sterilizing a bottle at 2am while your baby cries. It becomes second nature. Great BF groups on CM.
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 11:51 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • I had terrible trouble with my first. Luckily I found the support and information I needed via my local La Leche League. You can find yours at: www.llli.org
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 11:51 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • http://www.kellymom.com/
    http://www.promom.org/101/
    http://pediatrics.about.com/library/breastfeeding/blbreastfeedingm.htm
    Farrahann

    Answer by Farrahann at 11:53 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • This article, from La Leche League, has some great information on how to get off to a good start: "How to Get Your Milk Supply Off to a Good Start" at http://www.llli.org/NB/NBJulAug05p142.html


    I found it really helpful to attend a LLL meeting while I was pregnant.

    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:10 PM on Mar. 16, 2009

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