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crandallk9318
Breastfeeding
January 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I didnt get to breastfeed with my daughter because I was too sick after the csection, but I want to do it this time around. Some people have reccomended a peer counselor. Is that neccesary? :)

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  • Liebevoll_mami
    January 4, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    idk about a peer counselor but i'm here if you wanna talk....and i know of a female (one of my closest friends) who knows alot about breastfeeding and overcoming hurdles with it. 

  • .Angelica.
    January 4, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    if you need the support, having a lactation consultant or something wouldn't hurt. breastfeeding can be hard for some at first and not having a good support team could hurt your chances if you are having trouble since it's so easy to give up.

  • 1.hot.mama2005
    January 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    This. Also check out the breastfeeding support group.

    Quoting .Angelica.:

    if you need the support, having a lactation consultant or something wouldn't hurt. breastfeeding can be hard for some at first and not having a good support team could hurt your chances if you are having trouble since it's so easy to give up.

  • JayBearsmomma
    January 4, 2012 at 11:40 PM
    I think there is enough info on this site as well as the breastfeeding group, but if u would feel comfortable with one then go for it.
  • loveONEanothr
    January 4, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    I've never heard of a peer counselor, but it sounds pricey lol :) I wanted to breastfeed too, but I was never told how much work it is. I didn't know that you have to feed them constantly or you don't make enough milk. I also didn't have very much support or information. I would reccomend you get someone to cheer you on and be there for you when it gets painful or frustrating. If you haven't heard of the ever so famous La Leche League, you may be interested in them. They have groups all throughout the country specifically for breastfeeding support. Best of luck to you :)

  • MOMMY2ACR
    January 5, 2012 at 12:25 AM
    I kind of want to have another baby soon just so I can succeed at breastfeeding. I never actually breastfed my daughter just pumped for about 8 weeks. But she had terrible tummy aches and I did zero research on breastfeeding while I was pregnant so I gave up and put her on soy formula.
  • B-FigNewton
    January 5, 2012 at 1:21 PM


    Quoting .Angelica.:

    if you need the support, having a lactation consultant or something wouldn't hurt. breastfeeding can be hard for some at first and not having a good support team could hurt your chances if you are having trouble since it's so easy to give up.


  • piwife
    by piwife
    January 5, 2012 at 2:18 PM
    Hello. Am a certfied breastfeeding counselor and I have breastfeed before. And like others have said join the breastfeeding moms group

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