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Old 10-25-2009, 05:30 PM   #14
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Re: unable to breastfeed the first one but did great the 2nd time around?

I failed miserably with my first. She came early and I had an epi, so we had problems from the start. On top of that I didn't know what I was doing so I followed all the bad advise that everyone gave me. *Give her a bottle til your milk comes in.* *She needs formula to get rid of the jaundice.* *The patch is fine to use while breastfeeding.* My supply dried up when she was 6wks old.
With my second I knew better. I went drug free and knew all the do's and don'ts ahead of time. 16 months later we are still going strong and he never once got a drop of formula.
Read all that you can about breastfeeding now, before the baby comes. Education and a positive attitude are the key. You can do it!
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