2. Know Where You Can Ask for Help
Taking a breastfeeding class before you give birth can be incredibly helpful. These classes provide invaluable information to expectant moms-to-be.
When possible, take your spouse, partner, mother, sister, or best friend with you. By having someone else there with you, the experience will be much more enjoyable, and you’ll also have someone who can remind you of things that you may have forgotten when you first try to breastfeed, and your mind goes blank.
While in the hospital, ask to speak to a lactation consultant. They’ll be able to provide one-on-one advice and demonstrate proper latching techniques, various ways to hold your baby, and more.
Finally, if you have more questions at any time, reach out to the La Leche League. They have offices staffed with accredited volunteers across the country and their website is full of fantastic information.