8 Preparation Tips for Breastfeeding Before Baby Arrives

You likely spent lots of time researching and putting together the perfect registry, setting up and organizing a Pinterest-worthy nursery, taking a childbirth class.

In particular, many mamas spend so much time preparing for the birth they want, an event (while totally important) only lasts one day!

These same mamas have goals of breastfeeding their babies for at least 6 months, a year, or even beyond. Yet, so little time is spent preparing to reach that goal.

As a first-time mama you probably don't know a lot about breastfeeding, what a good latch looks like, or the basics of milk production.

1. Learn the basics of breastfeeding:

First few days of breastfeeding your baby are getting colostrum, then between 3-5 days postpartum your real milk comes in.

2. Be aware of common breastfeeding problems in the first week

Often, new mamas make the mistake of assuming they have a low milk supply when it's not the case.

3. Understand the true signs of low milk supply

Some are must-haves and others are going to make your breastfeeding experience far more pleasant.

4. Get your breastfeeding essentials

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