breastfeeding is a very important decision to me although im lacking on info. Im wondering what types of supplies i need and should i pump or feed directly from the breast? ANY AND ALL TIPS/SUGGESTIONS/INFO would be extremely appreciated.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 AM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Prepare your nipples! I was always told that but just shrugged it off. When you first nurse it may not hurt but the more your baby does it the more sore your nipples become. Try rubbing them in the shower with a wash cloth to kind of "ruff the up"... your nipples may still crack/bleed when baby comes along but at lease try. GL!
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Answer by LoriKeet at 11:06 AM on Sep. 7, 2009
congrats to you! I am due Oct. 23rd with twins. I breast feed my two older girls and want to breast feed my twins as well. I think you need nursing pads, cream for sore nipples, a few good nursing bras, If you can a good breast pump like Medela believe me it makes a difference, you can rent one but they usually don't recommend using bottles for the 1st few weeks anyway until you and the baby have learned the ropes of breastfeeding. Your hospital should offer breast feeding advice and supplies. The most important thing don't get discouraged, It isn't easy and it could hurt and take a while to get use to, everyone's experience is different. My experience was different with each baby. I had more trouble with my second than my 1st.
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