March 12, 2009

Breastfeeding Tips

I often have my new mom friends call me frantically for tips on breastfeeding. While I don’t consider myself the expert, I do have some familiarity in this area. I nursed all three of my babies and had a different experience with each one. My first baby wouldn’t latch on causing me to suffer from sore and cracked nipples. My second baby was almost six weeks premature, spent fifteen days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and had to be tube fed. Because of this, I was not able to nurse her until she was 4 weeks old. Finally, my third baby latched on perfectly and loved the breast so much that he refused the bottle until almost a year old. I had mastitis so bad when he was about nine months old that my OB almost had to surgically remove the block. I eventually nursed him until he was about 15 months.

Hopefully you are still reading and not regretting your decision to nurse your baby! Yes, nursing is not always easy, in fact it’s quite hard at first. But you and your baby can have a wonderful experience, a beautiful experience, and even a fairly easy experience. So read on, and while doing so, commit to having a positive attitude about your experience



Read the rest of my tips as featured on TheBump.com


8 comments:

Smiling Mama said...

That is a really great post. Very sage advice!

Felicia (aka Mommy B) said...

What a great article. I'm sure many new moms will be bookmarking or printing that one out.

The Mommy Chase said...

Thanks for the post. :)

Justice Fergie said...

great post. as special as they were, i'm so glad those days are behind me :)

joanofalltrades said...

I'm not a mama yet, but I always like to get advice from those who are. Thanks for the follow!

Blacktating said...

This was really informative! Great job.

Melodie - Breastfeeding Moms Unite! said...

Great practical advice for any new mom. Hey! I'm Melodie and I found you through a comment you left at Blacktating. I do a breastfeeding blog too. Hope you might visit sometime! All the best!

Peter and Nancy said...

Thanks for this post -- breastfeeding mamas need all the support they can get! Those days are behind me, since our third child is(and in 2 years, our fourth will be) adopted, but I so wish I'd been able to share that bond with all my kids.
-- Nancy

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