I am pregnant with my second child and i am planning on breastfeeding at first this time before i switch to formula. I signed up for a breastfeeding class. Do you think it is necessary to understand how to breastfeed?
Answer by flowrchild77 at 5:48 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:41 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
Answer by beyondhopes at 5:43 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:46 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
Answer by flowrchild77 at 5:51 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
It might be helpful, especially if this is your first time breastfeeding. It might give you some ideas about what to expect and how to handle certain problems that might arise. If you don't take a class at least get a video or a book to familiarize yourself with how it works. You won't actually learn how to really do it until after your baby is born, but some preparation will lower the learning curve.
I wasn't prepared before my first child was born, and I had a really tough time in the beginning. The second time I did go to a class because I was very nervous about breastfeeding twins; the class really didn't help me with that, but I think it would have been helpful had I taken it before my first child's birth. The lactation consultant at the hospital where my twins were delivered was very helpful, and I highly recommend asking for as much help as you can get while you are in the hospital.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:55 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
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