Hey ladies, have been reading a good few posts by those with outside babies on the topic of breastfeeding, so thought I?d find out what the general consensus is. I think it may be helpful for those who have just had, or are about to have their first baby, and also for those of us who are still finding it difficult with subseqent children.
As a FTM I think I must have missed the part in all the baby books I read on how difficult BF can be. I just assumed it would happen naturally - which it didn?t. Now with my second, it hasnt been easy, but we are getting there.
So, here are the questions and feel free to expand where you fell the need:-
Is this your first, second, third.... baby?
How much did your baby weigh on delivery, and what gestational age were they?
Were baby and mommy happy and healthy after delivery, or were there/are there issues that affect/ed BF?
In general how are you finding BF?
- easy it came naturally. Both latch and supply have been excellent from the start.
- it has been a challange, if so why? Will you keep trying, for how long? Have you had help, from an LC etc..?
- it has been much harder than I ever thought. Please explain.