11 breastfeeding tips I learned from my lactation consultant

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11 breastfeeding tips I learned from my lactation consultant

11 breastfeeding tips I learned from my lactation consultant

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There’s just no getting around that.

The first time I tried to get my baby to latch, I quickly realized just how difficult this little journey was going to be.

There’s absolutely no shame in asking for help.

11 breastfeeding tips I learned from my lactation consultant

I was able to master breastfeeding with my daughter after help from my lactation consultant, a that answered so many of my questions and with a lot of determination.

Yes, breastfeeding is difficult, but it’s so worth it in the end.

Here’s the best breastfeeding tips that helped me breastfeed successfully!

11 of the best breastfeeding tips

1. Nurse within the first hour of delivery

11 breastfeeding tips I learned from my lactation consultant

Babies are super alert right after they’re born, and ready and awake to breastfeed. Wait too long to nurse and your little babe will likely be dozing and not too interested in trying to latch on.

Plus, experts say the is most powerful in the 60 minutes following birth, crazy, right?!

I had read a lot about and knew that I’d have the most luck getting my sweet baby to latch if she was placed on my chest after delivery for skin-to-skin.

The hospital I delivered at encouraged this practice, but if breastfeeding is a priority, I’d detail this out in your birthing plan, just to be safe!

Besides the fact that it’s it’s also so important for babies to get the vital nutrients found in colostrum– the thick yellow substance that is secreted before your milk comes in.

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