Thinking about breastfeeding? Check out this post to learn what breastfeeding essentials you’ll need to ensure and easy success!
When I was pregnant with Ryan, I knew nothing about babies. I had no idea how I wanted to raise him, what my vlues were going to be, how we would handle sleep – none of it. But one thing I was pretty sure I wanted to do was breastfeed. I feel very blessed that from day one with both boys, breastfeeding has been a breeze. Ryan latched on (literally) minutes after being born, and Owen has always been a good eater. I nursed Ryan through 2/3 of my pregnancy with Owen and I didn’t even have the normal pain or soreness. Lucky, I tell you.
Since I knew nothing about babies, much less breastfeeding, I found myself searching the interwebs non-stop to soak in any and all information I could. I’m not going to lie – in regards to the ‘practical’ advice, in my opinion you can do all the reading in the world – it probably won’t prepare you. But what I did find useful, were the lists from been there, done that moms with their own personal breastfeeding essentials.
In my own list, you’ll find some pretty basic and expected breastfeeding essentials, with some different ones that I found super useful but you may not think about.