So I would really like to try to stick with it this time. With my first, I went into it wanting to formula feed, but the nurse made me try and I kept up with it for about a week. My daughter wasn't latching right and it hurt like a mo fo, so I gave up and went for formula.
With my second, I managed two weeks. I was better prepared this time. But she was born with Down Syndrome and I was told it was harder for them to latch on, and she also wasn't latching on correctly and she cut me up real bad and managed to leave scars, not to mention my ex was constantly using all of our food stamps so right after she was born, we didn't have a lot of money for food and I wasn't able to properly nutrition myself and my supply dried up real quick. And my ex wasn't really all too supportive and I had to deal with my 18 month old on top of my newborn and I couldn't juggle it all. This time I would like to give it one more go, but i'm kind of scared to. I just found out I was pregnant the middle of this month, so I have a while to think about everything and prepare. Is there anything I should look into and make sure I have set up for when the baby gets here? I just hope this baby doesn't have a bad latch like my last two But this baby also has a different dad then my last two so maybe that will make a difference? Idk.
I think the most important things are to educate yourself and to make sure you have support waiting for you. I'd do that by reading lots on www.analyticalarmadillo.co.uk and by attending LLL meetings near you (you can go when you're pregnant).