kinda scared about doing this

Crystal_blvns - posted on 12/11/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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im a little scared about breast feeding because ive heard so many negative things about it like it will hurt the baby will be hard to wean and things like that so whats the deal I want to try it but I have douts

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Danicia - posted on 12/11/2013

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I had a rough time with our daughter- I have to chalk it up to my lack of knowledge and my shyness to ask for help. before having your baby, research latch, letdown, ways to hold baby and feed etc. find resources in your area such as lactation consultants, breastfeeding support groups, etc. I think I read somewhere that many women stop breastfeeding just b/c they don't have the support. I am currently pregnant with our son and I have been adamant about finding resources and educating myself. BREASTMILK IS SO MUCH CHEAPER THAN FORMULA! and sooo much better for baby (and you- boosts your metabolism! woot woot!). it will hurt if you have a poor latch (found that out the hard way)- there should be a lactation consultant at the hospital, make sure to ask them if you have it right and dont' be shy to let the pros "manhandle" your boob to get it right. you can do it, it's honestly the best thing for both you and baby. good luck!

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