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Friday, August 13, 2010

Whip It Out!

Wow, I was amazed at the breastfeeding statistics mentioned in the CBS video!!! I'm kind of proud of myself after hearing them!  Hats off to all the breastfeeding mommies out there! And I just love the new blog from CBS - Eye on Parenting! Subscribe today!

I've always told other mommy friends, "positioning is everything."  That's how I got into nipple trouble with my first.  Second time around, I used my handy-dandy Medela nipple shield for a few days until I healed up from a couple of bad days. OUCH!  And this time around, I suffered through a few cracks and was right back at it.  So much easier with every child.  But since I don't do LABOR and just DELIVER, I did find breastfeeding to be more difficult than giving birth the first time around. Ask for help.  Call your pedi and ask to speak with a lactation consultant.  Talk to your mommy friends.  Don't give up!  So many benefits for you and your baby!

I recently purchased my "hooter hider" from Bebe-Au-Lait.  I really wish I had this for my first two.  I keep it in my diaper bag and we no longer need to mess around with silly falling blankets.  It's the greatest!  Great at the beach too!  I got mine for 50% off through babysteals.com, another fantastic website-the name says it all!

Another interesting fact that I've recently learned is that you are more than likely covered through your health insurance to receive a breast pump for any sort of latching issues early on!  Just ask your OB to write you a prescription!!!!   WOW!

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Anonymous Katie Y said...

You're the best! You definitely helped save our breastfeeding relationship! Here we are one year later, and I can't get this boobie monster to stop!!

And we got our pump for free due to Angela losing 10% of her birth weight, which they classified as "latching issues." SCORE :)

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