How to Prepare for Breastfeeding 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 nursery, and more.

Many 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.

Let's change that today. Here you'll find the best advice for preparing for breastfeeding before baby arrives.

Learning some breastfeeding 101 before baby arrives is going to give you a serious advantage. Breastfeeding is something that we expect to be second nature

1. Learn the basics of breastfeeding

– Baby should have all, or most of the areola in their mouth – Their lips should be splayed out – Baby's chin should be against your breast

2. Learn how to latch baby and what makes a good latch

Certain positions are for newborns because they give you greater control of promoting a good latch.

3. Know the breastfeeding positions and when to use them

– Cradle hold – Crossover hold – Football hold – Laid-back position

4. The most common breastfeeding positions are:

To get your breastfeeding journey started right and build a proper milk supply it is essential that you nurse your baby on demand.

5. Understand newborn feeding patterns

Extreme engorgement on the first few days. Many mamas describe it as your breasts feeling like painful, heavy, rocks

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

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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.