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    Don't worry if you are hungry enough to eat a horse. Two for that matter. Your body is working hard, and breastfeeding takes calories. Try to eat nutritious foods, but recognize that your body is asking for more with good reason.

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    Vitamin E in the gel caps bit open and squeezed on the breast is a natural and works as well and Lanisoh and it is not harmful to the baby...it is easily digested even in a newborn.

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    With both my children I found that propping them on a pillow and using the football hold in the begining...gave me a better grasp on what they were doing...if they were positioned well...if their lips were position correctly...a bird's eye view...if you will!

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    It is now safe to take Advil...and do sooo in the begining...it is sore but it will pass!

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    Give yourself short-term goals! Start by saying that you will breastfeed for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, try to go for 3 months, then 6 months, then 9 months... by that point, you will be so confident that going 1 year will be well within reach and you'll save so much money not having to buy formula!

    ~Wendy

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    I don't know if anyone posted this one yet, but here it is:

    When you put the baby on the breast, shove their face into it. I know it sounds horrible and I looked at the Dr. like she was crazy when she told me, but it works. If the baby can't feel your nipple in their mouth, they don't latch on right away & can get really frustrated (especially if they're really hungry). I started doing this w/ my daughter and it's been great since then!

    Good luck,

    Erin
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    DD-Kaitlyn Morgan 1/12/06
    M/C-Dec/2004 (11 1/2 wks)
    DH-Jake 10/16/04

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    If you are experiencing problems with your milk flow, especially in the beginning, it's helpful to put a warm compress on your breasts just prior to nursing. Running some HOT water over a baby's diaper and applying it to your breasts will help speed the letdown. Feels HEAVENLY too when your nipples are traumatized.


    DS's Anthony 10-31-93 (My Halloween Spook) &
    Christopher 10-10-05 (My Thanksgiving Turkey)

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    Before you leave the hospital, request a nipple shield. Who knows, you might never need it, but if you do, it's sure nice to have one handy! It was great for me in the beginning when we were both learning how to do this and my nipples were traumatized.


    DS's Anthony 10-31-93 (My Halloween Spook) &
    Christopher 10-10-05 (My Thanksgiving Turkey)

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    If you don't want to wear a bra at night, keep a cloth diaper nearby and place it across the breast you aren't using to catch any leakage.
    Stacy
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    Don't hesitate to call a lactation consultant if you have any problems! If your hospital has them, they may be free if you delivered there. If not, call your local La Leche League and ask them to recommend one.

    Something that helped me, also, was to keep in mind that we are designed to breastfeed, and women in 3rd world countries have no option to choose formula- they *have* to breastfeed, and they make it work! You can too!

    Mom to Jacob, 7/7/05, and Emilie, 12/18/07

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