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Breastfeeding tips

1) LEARN all you can about breastfeeding before your baby arrives. Taking a specialized breastfeeding class helps you understand how breastfeeding works, gives you tools for success and the confidence to get off to a great start. Preferably try to find a class held by a qualified lactation consultant.

2) PREPARE for a delivery where there is MINIMAL SEPARATION between mom and baby. Part of your birth plan can include: Opting for a natural delivery. Where this is not possible ask for a gentle c/section where baby is placed in skin-to-skin contact with mom as soon as possible after delivery. Room in with your baby.

3) HAVE A POST PARTUM PLAN Communicate your intention to breastfeed with the staff of the establishment where you deliver your baby. A lactation consultant can help you set up a realistic plan of action around feeding your baby.

4) STOCK UP on your gear for feeding. Here are some of my favourite essentials from Cherry Melons Feeding range:
Feeding Bras have a few different options; Breasties for those engorged days; Front opening PJ'S great for feeding and skin to skin; Feeding Camis 

Feeding Bra Breasties Breast Soothers 
Feeding PJ's Feeding Cami

5) NUTRITION Get a stash of easy to prepare snacks and freezer meals ahead of time. Eating well and staying hydrated gives you the energy you need to be a Mamma.