Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tips for Breast Feeding

Now I need to be honest, I have never breast fed. I'm still pregnant with my first child. I thought I would have had my baby by now (my due date was a week ago today) and would have some personal experience before writing this. I am still waiting to meet my little bundle of joy, so I can't share any testimonials.


However, I have read a lot. I have talked to plenty of women. Here are the tips that I have heard over and over:
1. Be patient
2. Don't give up


There are plenty of tips that an experienced mother could give you. I will eventually have some to share as well. I don't want to speak for others though, so I will leave you with those two main tips. Those two tips are what I plan to hold onto during the difficult times, while my baby and I learn the ropes.


What are your tips? What advice do you have for a new mother? I'm always looking to learn!


If you're interested in following my breast feeding journey, you can find me on Twitter @DawnMarieMcG and I look forward to seeing you online!


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12 comments:

  1. Great advice. Hang onto it because it can be hard in the early days.

    Successful breastfeeding I believe is down to the two things you mention above and primarily, a positive mental attitude as well as solid determination. Sounds like you've got it all in spades!

    Best of luck with the birth and see you on the other side xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, and for taking the time to read my blog post! I appreciate your kind words!

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  2. My top tip would be to find your local support/peer supporters/breastfeeding group before baby is born so you can get to know them, this makes it much easier to contact them after baby is born; faces to names and voices. It good to know you have support from people who you know and are familiar with and that you trust.

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    1. Thank you for the suggestion! Thanks again for reading :)

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  3. join a breastfeeding support group,they really are a godsend when you are having a rough time of it or experiencing lack of support from family as I did

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    1. Thank you, a support group sounds ideal! I'm sorry that you didn't get support from your family, but at least a group could help! Good luck in your adventures, and thanks again for reading!

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  4. Persevering is the key! Don't give up no matter how had it gets cos it always gets better! Almost always! :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope to, mind over matter is my motto for this one! :) Thank you for reading also!

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  5. Try to ignore the breastfeeding horror stories - just because your mum/sister/friend didn't successfully breastfeed that does not mean you won't!

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    1. This is a great point! There are so many horror stories out there, about how hard (or impossible) it was for certain women. It's important to remember that each mother and baby are different, and so are their experiences. Thanks for the tip, and thank you for reading!

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  6. Set yourself up somewere comfy with all of the things you are likely to need especialy a muslin, drink and a snack as you never know how long you will be feeding for especialy in the early days.

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    1. This is a great tip. Being thirsty and hungry when stuck nursing in one spot... that doesn't sound fun! I'll try to remember this one! Thank you for reading :)

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