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Pregnancy Diary – week 34 – Breastfeeding tips Best of Breast (part 1)

Pregnancy Diary - Week 34

Ashlea Harvey

Ashlea is determined to make every success of breastfeeding with the new baby. She’s learnt from her past experience with Hannah that lasted 3 months, but plans for this baby to be on the boob for much longer. She is investing in things like the Cherished Belly Breastfriend, which fits neatly under your bra, hiding away your tummy when breastfeeding in public. Annabella Maternity can help!

What were once rather small appendages to my pre-pregnant body are now volutptous bosoms resting upon my enlarged belly. It’s hard to think that in just a few weeks they will have the vital role of feeding my newborn baby. There are so many questions that come along with breastfeeding, and a lot of uncertainties as to how your baby and you will take to this new task. I had no idea what to expect with Hannah, but I was amazed at how naturally it just happened. My body started producing milk and she just knew what to do. Latching takes a little practice, but the nurse in hospital helped with all of that. I have had friends who have hired lactation consultants, and this is probably a good idea, as they will teach you everything you need to know, even how to avoid dreaded mastitis.

Ater losing my milk at 3 months, I have decided to do things properly this time round. I have bought a nice big breastfeeding pillow and ordered a padded headboard for our bed. I think making sure that you are comfortable is a good 50% of how successful your breastfeeding experience will be. I also have started reading up on how to assist with a let down and how to express. There are so many gadgets and goodies that can make your breastfeeding experience last 6-9 month and over the next few days I will be putting together a list of everything I am collecting in my plight for the Best of the Breast breastfeeding challenge.

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