This post is part of the weekly breastfeeding blog hop, hosted by The Slacker Mom, and co-hosted by The Gnome’s Mom and Happiness Redefined. This week’s topic is “What I Wish I had Known the First Few Weeks.”
This week’s topic seems so appropriate as I’m gearing up to prepare for Lily’s arrival. I’ve shared things that I wish I would have done differently those first few weeks. Like, you know…actually feeding my baby when she needed it. And not encouraging my oversupply once my supply had come in.
But what I wish I would have known? Here are a few things I would have told myself.
Sleep is never guaranteed, but coffee makes it better.
Working on latch is an ongoing process. But it gets better with time.
Your let down will get less painful. Just give it a few weeks.
Reusable nursing pads are worth the investment today. Not so much in a few months.
Nursing in public gets easier. Promise!
Yes, you will learn how to NAK (nurse at keyboard). It just takes a bit of practice at first.
These sweet nursing days don’t last forever. Savor every moment, even the frustrating ones, because they will be just a memory one day.
What advice would you have given yourself during those first weeks?