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im planning on breastfeeding(;

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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Hello everyone!! My name is Katie, I am 36 weeks prego, and i am plannin on breastfeeding full time, any tips? I hear that it can be painful, but with all the nutrients, and health benefits it gives to our babies, i believe its the right choice for me(;

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Audreysmama515
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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If you have any doubts or problems see a lactation specialist after baby is born, I was pretty slow at getting my milk and was getting some bad comments from family like maybe you can't do it and such, so anyways the lactation specialist really helped me with my confidence.  Also I think the main thing is don't give up when it gets tough because it will get better and if you can hold on you will be so happy with yourself later.

mightbewrong317
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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I think it's the best thing ever! Once you get past the firt week where you're nipples are pretty beat up, it's smooth sailing (at least for me it was). I hit a snag when my milk came in and my boobs were too full for my son to latch, but it was resolved in a couple days b/c I did research and tried everything I could to get him to latch again. If you have issues, just look up ways to deal with or fix the issue, or come to this group for help and advice. It really is the best thing for you and baby in my opinion...I hope you love it and it works well for you too!! Good luck with everything.

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Paradys
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:14 PM
Find a La Leche League near you and go to meetings, talk to ur dh/so and let them and ur family know how important this is and how much you need their support. It can be uncomfortable at first (like the first wk or two) but should not be painful.
Get lots of rest and drink lots of water, stress and dehydration will kill ur milk supply quick.
Come to us for anything at anytime.
Good luck
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starreyedcutie
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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It can be challenging and painful at times but its worth it :) some have no issues and it comes real easy while others have to work hard at it. Just ask questionsand get educated :)
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comf
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:11 PM
What state are you in?
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sreichelt26
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Exactly. Read through the posts and stickies on the group page (highlighted in yellow) so you're better prepared if and when you have questions. Kellymom.com is a great resource too.

And ask questions anytime!


Quoting starreyedcutie:

It can be challenging and painful at times but its worth it :) some have no issues and it comes real easy while others have to work hard at it. Just ask questionsand get educated :)
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MommyToBe031212
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Pennsylvania

try4baby20
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Just nurse nurse nurse on demand it helps ur milk come n faster
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comf
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM
http://www.llli.org/web/pennsylvania.html
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takeitall13
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM

thats great that you're going to try to bf!  :)   for me with ds (now 20 months) it was very painful the first 2 weeks... with dd (now 4 weeks) it was only painful for about 4 or 5 days..  just very tender this time-- i think if you're aware that it could be painful and most likely will be you're more likely to stick with it because it wont throw you off :)  Motrin and tylonal help a LOT until your breasts get use to it.  Also  LANOLIN SAVED my life :)  and cool packs and heat compresses too-- after your breasts get use to bfing it is actually a relief to do it.  I'm not sure if it was from bfing for first year or not but ds didn't get sick until he was 20months old, and it was just a small cold that he got when he did so i would like to think that there are a lot of benefits from being able to bf baby :)  good luck mama, theres a lot of support from everyone here if you need it  :)

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