Tips For Surviving Breastfeeding

Here is some tips for surviving breastfeeding!

  • Nipple cream
  • Good breast pump
  • Breastmilk storage pots and bags
  • Learn to hand express
  • Nipple formers (for flat or inverted nipples)
  • Nipple Shields (measure!)
  • Keep hydrated 
  • Have snacks and drinks around while you feed
  • Maternity/nursing/any pillow
  • Nursing bra
  • Nursing vest 
  • Easy access clothing
  • Breast pads
  • Good support system
  • Bottles (have them incase you need to give expressed milk, you never know when an emergancy may arise)
  • Learn different feeding positions (especially the side sleep position)
  • Research co-sleeping
  • Join breastfeeding groups on Facebook (support and clothing ideas groups can be found, for the UK anyway, support groups are full of amazing supportive women)
  • Don’t stress
  • Don’t feel guilty if you need to supplement or give via a bottle
  • Persevere

Let me know if you think of anything else!


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