Quoting Thunderchunk:" I was just reading about this. JoJo never had the whole thing in his mouth like the pictures in my pregnancy ... [snip!] ... my research! I really think I can do it this time. Definitely investing in a pump as well. thanks for the feedback mayne "
All I can say is that you will have to dedicate the first six weeks of your baby's life to learning breastfeeding. It's quite literally like being pregnant all over again with all of the questions and hurdles and complications. You've really gotta prepare for how frustrating it can be, and as long as you're aware that it's not a cake walk, you'll do fine.
Also, BF'd babies are MUCH smaller than FF babies for at least the first month to two months most of the time. With a bottle, it's easier to want them to finish it, with a breast they are burning calories while eating, they are more likely to stop eating when they are not hungry (as opposed to a bottle where they stop eating when they are full.)
I know Jo Jo was a bigger baby, so I just wanted to let you know that. Most women freak out about their babies being a little bit on the small side with breastfeeding. It isn't because you are inadequate or because you aren't making enough milk like most docs will have you believe. If you ever have questions you know I will help you! Even if you're so frustrated that you want to call me every bad name you can think of, I will help you with nursing, I'm a big advocate and I have helped a lot of friends IRL and on BG.