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I am wanting to breastfeed does anybody have any good advice on what to do to get prepared before delivery?

is there anything you can do before birth to get your body ready for breastfeeding?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Sep. 4, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • You can read up on it or join the Le Leche League but the best way to learn is to just do it when the baby gets here
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:35 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Read. Educate your self. It can be hard and it can be easy. Some have latching issues. Reading will teach you different techniques to use. I had latching issues with my daughter not with my son.

    elly25

    Answer by elly25 at 5:39 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • i was told its good to use the nipple butter before hand that it would help with your nipples getting adjusted,would it be good to use that now?
    alannajacome

    Answer by alannajacome at 5:40 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Good for you! Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your baby. I recommend buying a Boppy. They are amazing for breastfeeding. Also, make sure you drink a lot of water, try to relax, and know your hospital's lactation consultant in case you need help. :)
    connorlove

    Answer by connorlove at 5:59 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Watch Baby Led Breast Feeding.
    Relax, know that while it is natural to breastfeed, it also takes education. Find your lactation support people in your area.
    You don't need fancy creams or pillows.
    You can do this!!!
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 6:29 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • You can go ahead and start using the cream now. It will soften up your nipples and make things easier when the time comes. Breastfeeding is such a wonderful choice. It is one of the best things that you can do for your Baby. There are a lot of books you can read to prepare yourself. Also, remember that a lot of babies have latching issues in the beginning and some Moms have trouble with having enough Milk. Those are both things that your lactation consultant can help you with. There are lactation consultants at every hospital. Keep the Faith Mama.
    hsmominky

    Answer by hsmominky at 6:38 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

  • Buy some lanolin ointment and nursing pads. Do some reading if you like. Your body does not need any prep for breastfeeding.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:14 PM on Sep. 4, 2010

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