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Soon-to-be moms should also review the valuable information that’s available on the Lansinoh website covering a range of topics such as:
For all expecting moms, here are some great tips on preparing yourself for breastfeeding.
- Attend breastfeeding classes so you know what to expect. Having as much knowledge about breastfeeding as possible helps you be confident when baby arrives and will definitely help your breastfeeding experience be a success.
- Connect with a lactation specialist and work together to put a plan in place for maximizing your breastfeeding success. Many hospitals and birthing facilities have lactation consultants they can offer to visit you on your first or second day after delivery, but it may give you greater peace of mind to have that resource and relationship established prior to delivery. To find a consultant, see the directory on the International Lactation Consultant Association website.
- Stock up on some breastfeeding essentials ahead of time. Nursing pads, nipple cream, breastmilk storage bags, a breast pump, and a nursing cover are all things to consider.
- Prepare your body with great nutrition, lots of rest and relaxation and good hydration. If your nipples are already a little tender and sore from your skin stretching from pregnancy, you can use Lansinoh HPA Lanolin to ensure they are soft and supple ahead of starting your breastfeeding journey. This is not “preparing” your nipples for breastfeeding, because you don’t have to do anything to prepare, but it is a way to ensure that you don’t enter nursing with tenderness.
Have a great weekend,
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