Ahhh breastfeeding! Just when you think all the confusion is over, post birth, out comes a bub who seems to want to be attached to your nipple ALL THE TIME.
The first days and weeks of breastfeeding your newborn, be it the first or fifth time, can be tough. It doesn’t matter whether bub takes to the breast like a pro or needs a little bit of extra help, it’s an exhausting, emotional process that takes time.
Preparation can be hugely helpful in setting you up for breastfeeding success. Many, many mothers (me included) didn’t give breastfeeding a second thought during pregnancy. In my case, I just assumed I’d show baby my boob and they’d get on with it. While that sometimes happens, it’s not always the case, and prior preparation can avoid a lot of issues and distress from occurring.