When you’re pregnant or in the early days of parenting, heck probably so long as you’re a parent you’ll get lots of advice. Some good, some, bad, some welcome, some unwelcome. Breastfeeding is one of those things where everyone has an opinion or the perfect bit of advice to help you out. To help you sort through the madness I spoke with some other moms and I’m sharing the 10 top pieces of advice we received about breastfeeding.
A nursing pillow is a must have in the early days of breastfeeding. The two you hear about most often are the boppy nursing pillow vs my brest friend nursing pillow. I used both and today I’m going to let you know which I think is the best in this head to head review post. I’ve gotten opinions from some other moms as well. Let’s find the perfect breastfeeding pillow for you!
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Deciding when and how to wean your child from breastfeeding is a very personal choice. Only mom and baby can know when it’s time for their journey to end. Don’t let anyone else pressure you into ending it before you and/or your child are ready. Today I wanted to share our story of weaning a toddler with you in case you need inspiration, support, or just like reading other moms stories. It’s also a way for me to remember and celebrate our breastfeeding journey.
Clogged milk ducts are a common ailment for breastfeeding moms. Most of us are going to encounter it at one time or another. I had one that felt like a large marble, I’m not sure how it even fit there! It took about a day for it to go away. I tried many things on this list and my daughter was finally able to get it out! Try these repeatedly until something works. It’s important to take care of it before it becomes mastitis.
Breastfeeding can be tough but there are items that can help make it easier. From items to help with positioning, item to increase supply, clothing, to educational items they are all here. I have personally used most of these items and the others come highly recommended by other moms. Check out this list of must have breastfeeding products for new moms.
Want to learn more about breastfeeding? Breastfeeding education classes should be readily available to all women, but unfortunately, they aren’t. And when they are available we don’t always know that we should take them. Life can be so busy leading up to having a baby that between work and doctors appointments fitting in a breastfeeding class doesn’t always fit into the schedule. That’s why I’m so glad there is an online breastfeeding class available like Milkology!