Hi mommas. I am currently pregnant with my DH and i's second baby. I am an avid supporter for breasting but did not have a successful experience with my DD.
Long story short i was only 19 and very uninformed about it. I assumed that it was pretty simple and basic but my ignorance caused a lot of issues when it came to breast feeding. Since i had a c section my milk didnt come in until 4 days after my DD was born. In the hospital the forced us to supplement with formula despite my absolute insistence on breastfeeding.They told me that nipple confuse was an old wives tale and assured me that everything would be fine and that i was killing my baby by my lack of supply and so i caved.
I am now much older and much wiser from the experience but having not been able to do it personally i want to here some of your lovely ladies suggestions, tips, and tricks for successfull breast feeding.
Some questions i do have in specific are
When did you start pumping? before or after baby?
how much should you pump/feed?
what is the best kind of breast pump?
Tricks for getting them to latch?
Thanks any answers would be would be helpful