My Top Breastfeeding Tips

by - 08:30:00



When my sister started feeding, she like many was very nervous about feeding in public (needless to say now we both do it together there is no problem!) 

So the tip I would like to share is find a 'breastfeeding buddy' go to a baby café before you start breast feeding and find someone who is willing to go out and feed with you for you first time in public. Having someone there who is in the same situation as you makes you feel like less people are staring at you (and its probably true).

My second tip, is if you can't find a 'breastfeeding buddy' then research your local area. You'll find that in most towns there are places where you can go and feed in a private room which is not a toilet. (and they are not always baby shops) In our local town I am happy to feed in any place Kairi is hungry and I'm sitting, but I know that if I ever wanted some privacy or I’m with a friend who is just not quite confident enough yet we can pop into Boots, Debanams and Palmers and there will be a place where we can go to privately feed.

The one thing I wish I'd have know about breast feeding, is not to express in the first week or so. My milk had just come in and my breasts were full so to relieve them, I expressed some milk off, unfortunately this just made them fuller an hour later as I was stimulating my milk supply. Take my advice, just use a cabbage leaf instead!

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14 comments

  1. If you bought maternity vests and can't afford a breast vest wear one under your clothes so you can lift your top up and stay warm and covered.

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  2. Scarves are your friend, you can drape one over you and baby while feeding if you don't feel comfortable.

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  3. I love all these tips, mine is just relax enjoy and feed everywhere you feel comfortable :)

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  4. Breastfeeding support groups also make first public feedings easier, everyone is doing the same so there's no need to feel concerned. Though these days we feed where ever and whenever

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  5. Get all the help you can with getting the right latch

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  6. the cabbage leaf can definitely become a good friend!
    my top tip would be to get to your local support groups before baby arrives, meet the breastfeeding supporters and local breastfeeding mums. These people and their companionship, support, knowledge and experience will be so valuable to you, and its easier to go to them after baby is born if you have already met them

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  7. Relax and enjoy, it doesn't last forever x

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  8. Find out what to expect regarding normal newborn feeding and their stomach size so you're prepared when baby is born.

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  9. Bookmark the Kellymom website as it's full of evidence-based helpful advice on breastfeeding.

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  10. i got a scarf that was great

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  11. my top tip is don't be afraid to ask for help :)

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  12. My top tip is to never let anyone make you question your milk supply, if your baby is producing plenty of wet and dirty nappies then your doing a good job :)

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  13. Brill post! Reading all these posts has made me think of so many good tips. When out and about I would suggest that you think about what you wear for those first trips out. Make sure you're happy and confident on how to make your breast available for your baby without too much faff.

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  14. Buy lots of cheap vests to help feed discreetly.

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