Wednesday, 13 June 2012

What I wish I had known about breastfeeding

What I wish I had known.... About Breastfeeding.
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When your milk comes in it isn't pleasant, Rock like milk filled boobs being 'slightly' painful is an understatement.

The first few weeks are a nightmare, but be persistent and it will come. Both you and the baby are on a journey. Remember they have never breastfed before they need to learn too.

When your breast is on a 'Letdown' it hurts!

During the first few days, there will be colostrum in the breast, which is very little in amount, but enough for your baby. This was one of the reasons I failed myself the first time. I wasn't confident enough my body had enough for him.

Your body produces milk based on how much your baby needs - the more your baby needs, the more they feed, producing more milk.

They say breastfed babies don't need winding - but sometimes they do!

I wish I had known to reach out more for support and to believe in my abilities more.

Having your partners support means a lot, especially when out breastfeeding publicly.

If people to tell you to feed in the toilets or that they are offended there IS a polite way to tell them to eff off ;)
Is there anything you wish you had known?

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  1. It made me sweat like nothing else ever has. i absolutely stand for the first 6weeks!!

    1. But Im still doing it 16months on!!!

  2. Niki Ward13/6/12 11:50

    Nipple shields are a godsend when your nipples are cracked and bleeding. Perseverance is definitely the key though. I did and we're still going strong at almost 8 months and 3 teeth!


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