Friday, August 2, 2013

Tips for Breastfeeding Success

breastfeedingcafecarnivalWelcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is your tips to succeed. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 22nd through August 4th!

Friday, August 2nd - Your tips to succeed: what do you wish you would have known or were happy that you knew to help you succeed with breastfeeding.

I am grateful to have had a lot of things going for me when I started breastfeeding: an amazingly supportive husband, a great childbirth educator who instilled in me a confidence that I could and should breastfeed my baby, a wonderful midwife who helped me to get off to a great start, and supportive family. I'm grateful I understood the basics of supply and demand, had a good support system, attended La Leche League and knew a few good resources (kellymom!).

I wish I'd known more about babywearing with good carriers that I could nurse in. Once I figured that out (when my first daughter was about 9 months old), a whole new world of freedom was open to me :). 

I also wish I'd known more about lip-tie and tongue-tie. If you are concerned about lip-tie and/or tongue-tie, attend a LLL meeting, have a consultatation with an IBCLC, and consult a qualified pediatric dentist, such as Dr. Richter here in Utah.

One of my favorite articles on getting started right with breastfeeding is by Dr. Jack Newman.

What do you wish you'd known?? or were glad you knew??

Here are more post by the Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival participants! Check back because more will be added throughout the day.

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