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BREASTFEEDING?? *demarcus mommy* Jacksonville, Florida 121 posts
8th Dec '12

HOW IS BREASTFEEDING FOR U MOMMIES? I'M DUE DEC 29th AND IM THINKING ABOUT DOING IT...DOES IT HURT? IS IT HARD FOR THE BABY TO LATCH ON? *I MIGHT SOUND CRAZY BUT I'M A 1st TIME MOM&NOBODY AROUND ME HAS DOES IT*

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63826 posts
8th Dec '12

It hurts at first, and some babies have trouble latching. It's hard to say for sure what your experience will be.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
8th Dec '12

1) Stop with the all caps it makes me headache worse
2) I personally never had pain breastfeeding unless her latch was off. Both my girls had a perfect latch the first had issues sucking effectively and nursing didnt work out for many reasons. My youngest was a pro but i had supply issues. I made it to 9 months with her



Make sure you have the baby nursing latching ASAP after birth. I delayed all checks with the exception of the apgar which was done on my chest for 2 hours after birth. She was nursing within 30 minutes of being born. Took 15 minutes to get a good latch and that was that.

Shibby. 2 kids; Mississippi 8169 posts
8th Dec '12

You might get more responses if you don't talk in all caps. I didn't even attempt to read it.

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
8th Dec '12

That depends. I breasted my son for 4 years and didn't have any major issues. Kellymom.com is a good website if you want to read up on it.

.|.. Beverly Hills, California 72000 posts
8th Dec '12

Its completely natural so just go with it. As soon as the baby is born, let him latch on. It might be difficult and a little painful at first, but it does get better. The first few weeks will not be easy, I'm not going to lie, but if you can establish a good breast feeding relationship, the rest is smooth sailing & you will not regret it. Let the hospital know that you want to breast feed, and tell them no bottles and no pacis. Also, ask for a lactation consultant for help if you need to.
Do you have facebook? These are some great pages to get breast feeding help and support
https://www.facebook.com/TheLeakyBoob?ref=ts&fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/peacefulparenting?ref=ts&fref=ts



& then http://www.kellymom.com
http://www.drmomma.org/

*demarcus mommy* Jacksonville, Florida 121 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" It hurts at first, and some babies have trouble latching. It's hard to say for sure what your experience will be."


YEA UR TOTALLY RIGHT IT'S DIFFERENT FOR EVEYONE.

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" That depends. I breasted my son for 4 years and didn't have any major issues. Kellymom.com is a good website if you want to read up on it."


Wow! 4 years! Go you! :D That's f**king awesome!
If and when I have another child I want to BF again and I hope to make it AT LEAST past a year.
We only made it to 5 months with my last. But 4 years is f**king awesome!

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63826 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting rREADY TO MEET MY LIL MAN:" YEA UR TOTALLY RIGHT IT'S DIFFERENT FOR EVEYONE."


YEP!

*demarcus mommy* Jacksonville, Florida 121 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" That depends. I breasted my son for 4 years and didn't have any major issues. Kellymom.com is a good website if you want to read up on it."


WOW THATS GREAT CAUSE I DON'T THINK I CAN LAST THAT LONG&THANKS

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting rREADY TO MEET MY LIL MAN:" YEA UR TOTALLY RIGHT IT'S DIFFERENT FOR EVEYONE."


OP, un cap everything. It's really annoying to read and hurts peoples eyes.
You will get more useful responses if you just type normal.

.|.. Beverly Hills, California 72000 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting rREADY TO MEET MY LIL MAN:" WOW THATS GREAT CAUSE I DON'T THINK I CAN LAST THAT LONG&THANKS"


Dont doubt yourself. Time goes by so fast once you have kids. Just nurse him day by day and before you know it, he'll be a toddler!

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Uncle Obama's Banana:" Wow! 4 years! Go you! :D That's f**king awesome! If and when I have another child I want to BF again ... [snip!] ... BF again and I hope to make it AT LEAST past a year. We only made it to 5 months with my last. But 4 years is f**king awesome!"


Thanks! Joining this site made me feel so much better about it. Everyone told me I was molesting him, he's going to have issues when he grows up, etc. Everyone here is so encouraging. And good luck mama! :)

*demarcus mommy* Jacksonville, Florida 121 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting .|..:" Its completely natural so just go with it. As soon as the baby is born, let him latch on. It might be ... [snip!] ... https://www.facebook.com/peacefulparenting?ref=ts&fref=ts & then http://www.kellymom.com http://www.drmomma.org/"


yea i think i am gonna just go ahead and do it...thanks!

Belle De Jour Due October 8; 2 kids; Kentucky 17573 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:" Thanks! Joining this site made me feel so much better about it. Everyone told me I was molesting him, ... [snip!] ... I was molesting him, he's going to have issues when he grows up, etc. Everyone here is so encouraging. And good luck mama! :)"


Thanks.
Yeah this site is kinda the reason I decided to BF. I grew up around BFers but never really liked the idea (I thought it was gross)
But I BFed both my children :D Not for as long as I had wanted but I did it.