8 Tips for Breastfeeding Preparation Before Baby Arrives

During pregnancy we all have the desire to prepare as much as possible.

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!

Breastfeeding is something that we expect to be second nature, but actually comes with a steep learning curve for both mama and baby.

1. Learn the basics of breastfeeding:

After you get over the hurdle of the first 6 weeks, breastfeeding will become second nature. You'll enjoy an incredible bond with your baby and you'll feel like a pro.

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

A fussy baby or baby that seems to want to nurse all the time for hours on end, which is known as cluster feeding, are not necessarily signs of a low milk supply!

Another great way to prepare for breastfeeding while pregnant is by gathering all of the breastfeeding essentials.

4. Get your breastfeeding essentials

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

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All material provided is for your information only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult your doctor.