I was a very young mum when I had my eldest daughters (now aged 5) ..I tried to breastfeed but I found it very painful and overall it was an awful experience...every professional who i encountered back then was rude to me because I was so young. My biggest regret is not being more assertive in ensuring i recieve the help i needed. I had another daughter in 2007, however I didn't breastfeed then either, I was anxious about the pain and still didn't feel comfortable enough to ask for help. Not something I'm very proud of...I feel i've let them down if im honest.
However we have a son due in February '11 and I really am determined this time. Im a more confident person and mother and I want to say i've given him the best start I can.
I feel completley new...so am wanting to listen to any tips, resources, links etc you can share with me to help me read and prepare as much as I can before his arrival.
Answer by CABlonde at 10:58 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
I breastfeed my son for 18 months with the help of WIC, the La Leche League and kellymom.com!! Definitely life savers, I recommend watching nursing videos and taking classes if you can. Also remember that breastfeeding shouldn't hurt, its painless. Try to take home as many pamphlets as you can. I'm hoping to nurse this baby due January 21st. Good Luck to you!!
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