Quoting Christen-Mary:" So im pregnant with my 2nd child and i would really love to be able to breastfeed her. i was able to ... [snip!] ... you, what are ur secrets to success??? id love if you could share your stories, any advice, some helpful tips? thank you!"
My best advice (from personal past experience): Don't let them dumba**es at the hospital tell you how to do it. First of all, chances are they've never actually BF anyway. Secondly, every experience I have heard of (including my own) all they managed to do is screw it up. My plan for this baby is to tell them I know what I am doing and just let me and DD learn together. Last time, DD latched on perfectly at first and all was going well, then a nurse asked if I had ever BF'd before or went to any of the classes and I told her no and from then on everything went downhill. Random nurses and LC's started yanking on DD's head and pulling on my boobs (making it very stressfull) and then when DD stopped eating they decided we needed to stay in the hospital for 5 days (!!!) because she "wasn't eating" (even though I told them she was doing fine when her and I were alone). Then they decided it was because I have "goofy nipples" (the LC's exact words) so they made me put these goofy things over my nipple (which hurt btw) and causing nipple confusion and she stopped BFing all together. I ended up pumping for months (until I just couldn't take it anymore) because I couldn't get her to latch after that whole disaster!
Back in the day women were not "taught" how to BF, it came naturally between mother and baby... (don't get me wrong, there is no shame in asking for help but like I said, in my experience they don't help at all...)