Learning to nurse before the baby arrives

68657454_thb2I’ve read a lot about the benefits of breastfeeding. I’m sold. I’m definitely doing it and for as long as possible. I ordered a breastfeeding book online called The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International (LLLI). I hoping this book can help, but I need someone by my side to literally show me how to do it. I want to be prepared and comfortable by the time the baby is here.

I went on the LLLI website and found a Leader in my neighborhood. I went to a breastfeeding support group in her home. It was attended by about eight other women and their babies ranging in age from 6 weeks to 16 months. I was the only pregnant one which was wonderful. I was surrounded by a lot of experience.

The women went around the room, shared their stories, and openly nursed their babies. It was informal and relaxed. I asked a few questions, but I mostly enjoyed listening and watching. They all had very different experiences, but one major thing in common. They all loved breastfeeding.  There’s another meeting in a couple of weeks. I’m going back.

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2 Responses to “Learning to nurse before the baby arrives”

  1. breastfeeding tips Says:

    When you hold your baby for the first time in the delivery room, you should put his lips to your breast. Although your mature milk hasn’t developed yet, your breasts are still producing a substance known as colostrums that helps to protect your baby from infections

  2. Anne Says:

    All true! Breastfeeding and bonding should start as soon as possible. Thanks for your comment!!!

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