Take a good breastfeeding class, and find an excellent lactation counselor (IBCLC), and put their number in your speed dial.2. Remind naysayers that we know more now, just like seatbelts and sunscreen!
Almost all women can breastfeed successfully, and 95% of problems are easily solved with the right help.4.
I havent had any advise from a midwife to say this might happen so i am a little confused ont his one..
Im not worried by the way with the above question more curious than anything.!!!!!
Hi Im sure i know the answer to my own question BUT i will .niavely ask it anyway..... My 3rd is nearly 5 weeks old and my husband and i indulged shall we say for the first time since delivery last night and didnt use anything...
By the time the breastfeeding counsellor had finished extolling the virtues of the most 'natural' practice in the world, I was fully expecting rainbows to spontaneously burst across the sky and find unicorns gambling in the car park outside. It sounded amazing, and nothing like the version of events I'd heard from my new-mum friends, who despite being stoic, level-headed, adult women had somehow still been reduced to tears by the pain of cracked and bleeding nipples or gnawing worries that their babies were not gaining enough weight.'So when I couldn't do it, I felt like a complete failure.The reality is that it's really tricky and it's okay to find it hard.Off I and my eight fellow mums-to-be obediently trotted, stuffed to the gills with misinformation, and if I emailed the counsellor afterwards to challenge her somewhat rose-tinted version of events and received no reply, well – that's technology for you.I have no doubt the email simply got lost.'The most damaging thing about that class was that we were all led to believe that breastfeeding was easy,' says my friend Anna, mum to Alba, three and Isla, one.