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