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How can I prepare for breastfeeding my baby before I deliver?

There are many resources you can use, and you should!

Getting some information about breastfeeding before you give birth can definitely make those first few weeks less stressful and help you feel more in control. While nothing teaches you better than actually doing it, learning the basics of breastfeeding ahead of time can help lessen your anxiety. Here are some ways to prepare:

  • Check out our Bundoo breastfeeding articles here.
  • Take a breastfeeding class offered through your doctor’s office or hospital.
  • Buy a reliable breastfeeding book.
  • Talk with friends or family members who’ve been successful (try to avoid negative people because they can scare you off!).
  • Join your local La Leche League group They love having pregnant moms join before they deliver.
  • Consider meeting with a lactation consultant prenatally.
  • Make sure your baby’s future pediatrician is knowledgeable about and supportive of breastfeeding.
  • Join our Bundoo breastfeeding community group.

Comments

  1. How can u start getting milk supplies before u deliver

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    1. There’s not anything you need to do! No data that doing anything before you deliver will affect your milk supply once you deliver. Good luck!

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  2. Great question! Getting to know a lactation consultant before delivery is a great way to make yourself feel comfortable that if you need some help, it is just a phone call away. I would also add that getting to know your breast pump (how it works, how to clean it, etc) before delivery is a LOT less stressful than when you are dealing with a newborn and newly minted milk producing breasts!

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