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What's your best advice for the breastfeeding new mom?

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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Most of you mama's aren't brand new bfers, but even new moms can have great advice and useful wisdom for us new mamas!

My baby is 3 days old, my boobs are big and sore, and my nipples are taking a beating!

What's your best breast advice for the new bfing mamas? Any advice on other new mom topics is good too!

Mine? Lansinoh is INDISPENSABLE! And Motrin is too!
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anamc414
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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Don't judge it for the first month... It gets better. Trust your body.
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polkaspots
by Gold Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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Drink lots of water.
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JadeTigr7
by Crystal on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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Baby will live on your breast.  It['s normal and does not mean you don't have enough milk!

MDWife12
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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Dont put your baby nin a schedule., let him or her eat when they are hungry and for how ever long they want, bf is supply and demand.
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MDWife12
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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NEVER EVER EVER judge how much you produce off of how much you can pump.....EVER. if baby has enough wet and dirty diapers in 24 hrs then your supply is just FINE. We are made to make milk, trust your body knows wth its doing!
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audmom1218
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:52 PM
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Understand what is going on in baby's mind.  It helps make consoling the cryign easier.  Remember that their once soft, warm, dark, squishy world is now loud, bright, noisy, and COLD.  The 2 things they rememeber are the smell of amniotic fluid (happy coincidence, so do your nipples.  Letting baby hang out there is probably a good idea to keep them calm, oh and that is also a sure fire way to bring in a great supply.  Isn't nature awesome?) #2 is their hands.  Keep mittens off.  Let them comfort and soothe themselves.  rubbing their fist on their cheek when they are upset is another great calming method.  

Most of all, listen to your gut.  If someone gives you advice adn it just doesn't feel right, trust your gut and research/question it further.  

soulofsunmama
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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ALWAYS do your OWN research before *just* believing (insert anyone here).
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tarakay0417
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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Just because you (general you) have small breasts does NOT mean you won't produce enough milk. Breast size does not matter. You will produce enough milk for your baby when they need it.
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Thunderbug75
by Amanda on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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 Just relax!  Take it one day at a time.  If today was a rough day tomorrow will be better.  Enjoy this special time with your little one.

Emadele
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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Don't even have formula in the house. Make it a non option. Not many live in an area where it would take more than 20 min to get it if there were a true emergency. But having it ready for the 'just in case' gives an easy out when things get tough. Be STRONG! You grew a baby! You can nourish that life!

Married to Russell (7/27/09), Momma to Haydn (5/27/10) and Donavyn (8/1/12).
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