My first was well my first baby I of course gave up instead of working with her. She was 3 days old when I decided to quit although the nurse didn't show me in the hospital I didn't get to nurse her until 11 and I had her at 7:27 I am not sure why, but they took her straight to the nursery and then I had to ask for her and nurse her noone told me to do it after birth and noone showed me how to do it. Baby number 2 I nursed for 2 weeks then I started to dry up. I had a problem with the epidural so I was in a lot of pain and didn't get to nurse her so much in the hospital then I was in the ER so I couldn't nurse then I had no milked pumped (my mom had to give her formula while I was in the ER) after that she wouldn't latch on anymore and I dried up. Well we are planning soon for baby 3. So I want so much to nurse this one if all goes well I am praying it does. I so regreat not being able to nurse my other 2 CONT........
Be sure to alert the hospital of your plans to nurse. Make it clear that this is the method you choose, and that you do not want them to give your baby a bottle. Ask for a lactation specialist who can help you with the latch and make sure that you and your baby are position correctly. Having that kind of support helps so much in the beginning. I think it's great that you want to give your baby this gift. Do it for as long as you are both comfortable--don't let anyone else influence this very personal thing.
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