For this post I have had help, from the lovely ladies in our local Breastfeeding Forum, I asked them for their top tips and this is what they said
"If you have a copious amount of milk when it first comes in, express a little off before each feed so baby doesnt become overwhelmed with a fast flow and use a breast shell in the other breast to catch leaking milk so you and baby don't get soaked whilst feeding on the other side"
Emma mummy to Oliver aged 8 months, still breastfeeding and going strong.
"Have faith in your own body. I think its difficult in a digital age when you can buy a cure for most things, google any question and artifical milk is promoted in such a way that it 'seems' the better option just to believe in something so basic and natural as the fact YOUR body can sustain your tiny baby"
Emma Chambers mummy to Izabelle aged 3.5 years, breastfed until 3 years.
"Get help as soon as you are experiencing any problems"
Vikki mummy to Luca age 6, that she breastfed for 16 months and Summer that she breastfed for 3.5 years.
" Enjoy it! Such an amazing thing to do! So special"
Michelle Clark mummy to Charley aged 20 months, who has just stopped breastfeeding.
"Stick with it! People will openly tell you the horror stories about cracked, sore nipples (which you can avoid!), but what they won't mention is how hard near constant feeds and sleep deprivation can be on you emotionally. But they also won't tell you that watching your baby grow thanks to your milk is the most amazing feeling in the world and makes it all worth while!"
Heather mummy to Ewan only five weeks old
"Always always check latch and adapt as necessary when bubba gets bigger"
Kelly mummy to Rosalie aged 10 months, still breastfeeding
" if you or baby need antibiotic's take yakult on the first day you or baby take antibiotics as itll help with any thrush you or baby may get this worked for me"
Tara Eastwood mummy to Ellie-Amanda aged 11 months, breastfed until 8 months.
"Relax , enjoy and don't try to rush things, chores can always be put off til tomorrow!"
Sarah Newman mummy to Lily aged 17 months and still breastfed
Thankyou ladies for all of your help, its nice to have others peoples views too!
You can find mine over on Hex Mum.
If you would like to read more amazing breastfeeding posts, head over to theses lovely blogs.
- The Secret Life of Kate
- Respectable Breast Spectable
- Pobbing Along
- Pea Musings
- Natural Mamas
And all of the wonderful companies taking part providing fabulous prizes, especially Babasling, who are giving away two Slings one each on Hex Mum and Breast 4 Babies