Breastfeeding 101

Pregnancy and birth are life-changing events to be sure, but there is more than just the birth of the baby to prepare for.  If you are planning to breastfeed your baby, then it is necessary to prepare for that as well.  Unfortunately many women are ill-informed about what to expect during their breastfeeding experience.  Although breastfeeding is the most natural way to feed your baby, it does not always come naturally and there is much to learn before you begin.

There is so much to tell you about this subject.  I think it would be best to break it up into several posts and give you everything you need to know to get a great start to your journey as a breastfeeding mother.  I’ll be covering all of these subjects over the next several posts:

  • Benefits to the mother
  • Benefits to the baby
  • The value of breastmilk
  • The breastfeeding mother’s needs
  • Breastfeeding techniques
  • Demand Feeding
  • Breastfeeding “trouble shooting” and natural remedies
I’m really excited about sharing these posts with you.  As a mother who exclusively breastfed all of my children for a minimum of 12 months, I have a lot of experience and have learned a whole lot over those combined 40 months of breastfeeding.  I hope it will be a help and encouragement to you!  We’ll start next week by learning about benefits to the mother.
Tell me, are you planning on breastfeeding your baby, or have you already?