Quoting Dominique Lavetti:" Im very curious abt breastfeeding and plan to do so with my son .... Anyone else done it before? How is it? Tips plz "
Hi and congratulations on your boy. I am pregnant with my 7th child. My children range from 14-1 year old. Due May 1st with this one. Well, I have exclusively breastfed all my children. I really encourage you to give it a try! Its not necessarily easy at first. It takes a little work and practice to get things just right. You have to learn how to latch your baby on right, the baby has to learn to latch on right too. If you have a baby who is less than patient, it makes it a little more difficult too. Baby will want to open and close quickly. You may get very sore due to a bad latch while you learn....However, once you get past that learning curve its great! The bond you will experience will be wonderful. The pride you will have that you work through it and accomplished what you wanted to do will be irreplaceable. Its convenient (always available) and free. Your baby benefits and so do you.
I encourage you to ask your OB dr about breastfeeding info classes. They are so readily available these days. Taking one before your baby arrives you give you confidence before you have the baby. Make sure you use the lacation consultant at the hospital to help you. And even once you go home with baby, use the lactation consultant then too.
should your Dr not know of breastfeeding classes then call your hospital. Also, you can check with your local WIC office. I believe they often have lacation consultants.