I didn't get to breastfeed my son since he was in the hospital for his 1st month of life. I am bound and determined to nurse this next baby. I want to make sure that this child has the absolute best start, reducing chances for illness and that it helps mommy lose weight.
I have heard that nursing is not supposed to be painful and that if it hurts then I am not doing it right. Is that true? I have also heard that the lactation consultant at the hospital where I will deliver is, shall I say, less than helpful. She told a friend of mine who wanted to nurse when she asked for help "It's a learning process" and left the room.
I don't want that. I am asking because I want to be certain I am prepared and am not reading a book about it, I am asking moms who have done it, love it, swear by it and recommend it. How can I be certain I have the latching correct? How much weight can be lost? How long should I nurse on either side?
Answer by whispers2005 at 9:24 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 7:56 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:00 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by 2mothershelpers at 8:04 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by lilysmommy23 at 8:56 PM on May. 8, 2009
Answer by chrissmom734 at 10:17 PM on May. 8, 2009