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Nursing Tips from a New Mom

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Current Course: Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding your baby is healthy, natural, and recommended by doctors. That doesn’t mean it is always easy. It is a learning process, for baby and for mom. You can begin your learning before your little one even arrives, giving you a head start on success. Consider this your introduction – Breastfeeding 101.

Table of Contents

  • Nursing Tips from a New Mom
  • How Lactation Consultants Help with Breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding and Diaper Changing Log
  • Nutrition for Nursing Mothers
  • How To Increase Breast-Milk Production
  • Avoiding and Managing Sore Nipples
  • Breastfeeding and the Working Mother
  • How To Get Started Breastfeeding
  • Pumped about Breast Pumps
  • Breastfeeding Pillows for You and Baby
  • How To Breastfeed in Public
  • Breastfeeding in Public: Combating the Stigma while Keeping your Dignity
  • Breastfeeding Horrors: Accidental Leakage When “Let Down” Gets You Down

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124 comments

  1. marlene says:

    I breastfeed my first daughter for 2 years and now I breastfeeding my 2nd daughter she is 1 week old

  2. Lisa says:

    This is all good information to know, I am currently breastfeeding my 2nd child who’s nearly 25 months old.

  3. I have been breast feeding since she was a newborn now she is 8 months an getting teeth an i am still going strong!

  4. verochka31 says:

    saddens me to say that unfortunately I am not a milking cow. That’s one thing I missed very much with my babies

  5. Danielle says:

    I loved breastfeeding the only problem I had was sleep

  6. Kelly says:

    My first baby struggled with breastfeeding for the first few months. She required a nipple shield so she could latch more efficiently. By 4 months, we weren’t using the shield anymore and she was nursing well. With my second daughter, it has been the complete opposite. She had a fantastic latch from the first feeding on!

    With baby #1, she stopped breastfeeding altogether by 10 months, which was disappointing. Formula is fairly expensive. I’m hoping that her sister continues until her first birthday, at least.

  7. shelrie says:

    My son is 8 months and he has been breastfed since birth but for the past month or so, I can’t produce the amount of milk he needs and I need to start using formula. I didn’t want to but I can’t give him what he needs. I feel like a failure and I hate the way that feels. I don’t know how I am going to stop feeling this way. Can someone offer advice?

    • My little one is two months old and he did awesome the first 6weeks but now he seems not to latch no more and I don’t wanna give him formula wat can I do

      • Megan Klay says:

        Hi Jessica – Here’s some advice from our in-house Lactation Consultant: What makes you say “he seems not to latch”? Is he fighting the breast/turning away? Is he sucking/swallowing at all? Is he fussy/sleeping/having wet and dirty diapers? It’s hard to know more without details, but it’s important to follow up with a CLC if there are issues that are impacting feeding so that the baby is getting adequate nutrition. Until any issues can be resolved, if he is not getting any breastmilk at the breast, he should be fed with pumped milk or formula.

  8. Keeley says:

    I’m nervous about breastfeeding, but I really want to try it. What I have read is extremely helpful and continues to encourage me to try it! I am due August 5th with my first baby and I have read all the trouble that moms and mothers to be have had with breastfeeding so, power to the moms who can get through all the trouble! Hopefully I can get through all the trouble and do it with ease!

    • It’s okay to be nervous – I was too! All I knew before I tried the first time was about the challenges, so I was really intimidated. Reading and doing your research ahead is great to help you build confidence. There is lots to find here on the site and we’re always happy to help you with your questions! Best wishes to you!

  9. Laura says:

    Wanted to n tried for both my babies but due to circumstances could never produce encourage all who can to do so

  10. LauraGarcia says:

    I think this is really helpful but I am still not sure if I will breastfeed or not.

  11. Heather says:

    With my first baby, I tried breastfeeding, but I stopped producing at 2 months. Hopefully this will help me to try to continue further 🙂

  12. Job Skebong says:

    I prefer breastfeeding than a bottle for the baby..Most kids who are breast fed are more healthier .

  13. Lynna says:

    im 29 weeks ang plan to brestfeed so thin info will help i hope.

  14. Jessica says:

    Odin is 13 weeks and nursing, So far it’s going really well, I hope to breastfeed him til he is around one years of age.

  15. Courtney says:

    my 2nd is a natural

  16. Summer says:

    Breastfeeding for me has be ok. It stated at rock but it’s giting better.

  17. xiomara says:

    this is quite helpful

  18. Lacey says:

    I tried to breastfeed my girls didnt make it that long at all. I am breastfeeding my son he is 1 months. I planed to only set small goals. My First goal is three months.

  19. nancygarcia7 says:

    I am breastfeeding my 4 month old. my goal is to continue until she is 1

  20. 2girlsmomma says:

    I tried to breast feed my first daughter only got about 2months out of it and my second daughter is going on 3 months but I feel my supply is decreasing.

  21. cody says:

    i breastfed my daughter until she was 15 months and my son until he was 13 months and wouldve probably breastfed my youngest longer but i had to stop for medical reasons it was a very sad day for me

  22. Namaste says:

    Breastfeeding – the best food for the baby!

  23. Gabriel says:

    love breastfeeding

  24. Marilyn says:

    I breastfed my son until he was 1. It was the most beautiful bonding time for him and I. I had a great experience and plan on doing this same this time.

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