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Old 10-01-2011, 07:48 AM   #1
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Getting ready?

Should I be doing something to prep for when LO arrives if I will be BFing?

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Old 10-01-2011, 08:05 AM   #2
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Re: Getting ready?

Some people suggest rubbing your nipples with a rough wash cloth. I tried doing this, but I'm not sure if it helped or not. I took a breastfeeding class at my hospital. They talked about correct form and storage for pumped milk. I feel that it helped me a lot. I'm sure you could find the same information from a book or the La Leche League website. I also got a lot of helpful tips from friends and family members who have breastfed.
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Rubbing your nipples is no longer recommended.

I read every book I could about breastfeeding and watched online videos. I think that helped a lot. Here's Dr. Jack Newman's website with latch videos: http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=videos
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Information is really the only way to prepare. Also consider going to support groups now, so u can see babies nurse.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:52 PM   #5
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Good! That was the most uncomfortable thing ever!!
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