Ok Here it goes... I formula fed my first, without hesitation.. I just didn't like the idea of breast feeding... Now my second is on it's way... within 3 weeks :) But, now I'm thinking about breast feeding... I don't even know where to begin or what I should know.. I know theres a million mom out there who are all for breast feeding.. so I'm looking for what all you moms have to say.. Advice, What I need to eat, not eat, what I need to buy, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!! Please! Thank you!Answer Question
Answer by MChildressDem at 12:34 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 12:51 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Great advice especially this, "Listen to their advice but don't be afraid to take and leave what you want."
After doing everything LLL said to a T for a week with horrible results, I decided to trust my own instincts and everything was much easier. The problem with breastfeeding advice (I guess parenting advice in general) is that what works for one mom and baby, may not for another. Lots of women seem to think there's only one right way to breastfeed and insist that if you do it any other way it doesn't work. My son wouldn't latch until I gave him bottles. Even thought my instincts were telling me he was too hungry to have energy to latch, I didn't give him a bottle because I was told absolutely not to. For him having the bottle was the best thing. Once he was getting some nutrition he became interested in latching. Plus he went back and forth from breast to bottle with no issues.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 12:56 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
So I would definitely read up and gets lots of advice. But ultimately, trust your instincts.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 12:57 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:00 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Heather881029 at 1:44 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
also visit http://www.kellymom.com/
Breastfeeding can be hard work at first expecially for first timers. Expect some nipple soreness, just like exercising too hard, it will pass. Also watch for latch problems. go to http://www.drjacknewman.com/ and watch videos. the better prepared you are the better it will be. Remember that baby has instincts but is also learning just as you will be...so it is a journey together. Learn different nursing positions, especially lying down! Research slings and wraps so you can nurse hands free.
Answer by amileegirl at 3:32 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 3:34 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Marri357 at 4:47 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 6:11 PM on Jan. 9, 2010