11. just keep with it... one of these days, you won't even have to think about "ok, how do i hold the baby again? is the latch correct? can i hear him swallowing? does he seem satisfied after eating? is he having enough wet/soiled diapers?"... it'll all eventually get soooo easy. you won't even think about those things anymore. JUST STICK WITH IT! YOU CAN DO IT!
12. Trust your body. You will constantly wonder if you are making enough milk. If weight gain and wet/poopy diapers are on target, relax! You are making plenty!!
13. Buy some "Lansinoh" BEFORE the baby is born if possible! Put it on the second you get sore, dont wait until it really hurts until you use it!
ONE MONTH....If you can hang in there for one month, you will have the hard part behind you. It is all downhill from that point.....
14) Pay attention to your diet! You body is producing milk and needs extra heathly calories. Avoid caffine. My little one was gassy and when I finally cut out milk in my own diet it made a BUG difference! Watch your sugar intake too!
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Experiment with new position to breastfeed in, especially as your baby grows. You'll find as their size changes, you can change the ways you position them. Being in the same position all the time can get pretty uncomfortable. The more ways you can change positions and continue feeding, the better off you'll be in the long run, especially for nighttime feedings.
Sara - wife to Dave
- mom to Amanda 17, Aaron 15 & Rebecca 5
& Tasha dog
Make a breastfeeding station. I put together a basket that had a few diapers and a few wipes, lanisinoh cream, a couple bottled waters, a few little snacks, a book and the remote. Then all I had to do was grab baby and sit down. Of course, you can change the items in your station.
wife to Jesse, July 2000
mama to Jon David and Zoey
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The other things to add to your nursing stationand house in general are small pocket flash lights. DH found a 6 pack for me and I had 1 in the bathroom, the living room, the bedroom, the changing table ect. Theya re great for peaking around in the dark (especially to check that latch) and they are small enough to hold in your mouth while your hands are busy trying to get your fussing newborn on the breast! It was a life saver!
Homebirthing, breastfeeding, sling wearing, cloth diapering momma to 3 girls ages 7 and 6 year old twins and peanut #4 due sometime in late September
Make sure you go to the bathroom before you start! With all the water you'll be drinking you'll need to go a lot and there is nothing worse than feeding a newborn (they can take a while but they get more efficient as they grow) when you need to pee the whole time.