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    1. Do a breastfeeding education class before Bub comes along.
    2. Get a good breastfeeding pillow like my breast friend.
    3. Nipples shields are fantastic and modern ones shouldn't affect supply.
    4. Buy, borrow or hire a good double electric breast pump. Invaluable to relieve engorgement, or keep up supply if you're having difficulties.
    5. Hydrogel breast discs and Avent nipple shields are a god send in the early days.

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    1 understand that it's really hard work
    2 understand that it hurts
    3 understand that it gets better
    4 invest in a good nipple cream
    5 get a u shaped pillow

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    1 - it can be tough, but know that you are tougher!
    2 - seek help if things don't seem right
    3 - keep seeking help until you're satisfied!
    4 - keep supportive people close and sort out the people who aren't supportive (or want to sabotage your efforts!)
    5 - if it's tough, set yourself milestones (next feed, next day, ect)

    And - remember it really can be the most beautiful amazing thing to breastfeed your babe (and sometimes it can take a bit longer to get to this point, for me, more than 6 weeks with mastitis, serious nipple damage and crazy oversupply!)

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    1. It bloody hurts for the first few weeks, even when baby is latched correctly.
    2. Get nurses, etc, to check attachment at all opportunities.
    3. Have water, snacks, phone, TV remote, burp cloth, pillow, etc within arm reach before starting a feed.
    4. Lanolin cream and hydrogel disks are amazing for sore nipples.
    5. Keep trying for as long as possible but there is no shame in switching to formula if it's not working for your family.
    6. Nursing tops aren't necessary. It's just as easy to lift up a normal shirt or pull down the strap of a singlet.


 

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