I am 16 weeks pregnant with my second child, and thinking I really want to breastfeed. I didnt have the option with my first. My two biggest reasons are because its healthier of course, and cheaper, plus I've heard it creates a better bond between you and the baby. I just don't feel comfortable doing it in front of people, I don't feel weird when another woman does, but I just can't. Idk why it just freaks me out.. I'm also worried about going back to work after the first 6 weeks, I know you can pump, but then what do you do with the milk? And do you send it to daycare? And one more thing, and please no bashing I'm having a hard enough time with it already, I am a smoker. Ever since I got pregnant I have slowed down a LOT, like cut back more than half what I used to smoke. Which my doctor is happy with. I plan on hopefully quitting but right now I just can't completely stop, will my milk still be okay if I smoke afterwards? Once again, please no rude comments, I hate that I'm a smoker myself and am truly trying to do what's best for my baby. I plan on going to a breastfeeding class and talking to my doctor, but just thought I'd ask some moms, from experience. Thanks in advance for your help!
on Mar. 20, 2013 at 8:14 PM