A collection of valuable advice from moms who want to help you successfully breastfeed a baby. Breastfeeding tips, tricks, hacks, and confessions from real moms.
Hey, mama! Are you a first timer or more experienced? I know, it doesn’t really matter, does it? Every baby is different. Heck, you’re different whether you’ve had your first baby or your 2nd and subsequent babies. Circumstances change don’t they? You’re here because you want to know how to breastfeed your baby.
I totally get it. How much time have you spent online already searching for how to breastfeed a baby? And there’s so much information out there. I mean, where do you start? Well, how about here? I’ve rounded up a few articles I’ve enjoyed reading and hope you find them helpful.
If you visit any of the articles, and enjoy them, please be sure to leave them a sweet comment and let them know I sent you!
General Tips on How to Breastfeed a Baby
For starters, check out an OB Nurse’s Guide to Breastfeeding via The Mama Nurse
Samantha, from Modern Day Hippie Mama, shared a bunch of wonderful tips for breastfeeding a baby.
Jessi, from The Coffee Mom, is a mom of two. She shared her breastfeeding advice … I especially love her advice not to supplement if you can help it!
Speaking of supplementing, check out how this mom raised the fat content of her milk. I wish I had seen this in the early days of my breastfeeding experiences… I totally would have given it a shot! via Joyful Abode
Are you a mam with twins? Jenn from Two Came True shares some really amazing tips for tandem nursing twins.
Worried about your milk supply? Oh man … keep calm and drink some water. Then, head over to read Ashley’s tips, from Spit Up and Sit ups, about how to increase your milk supply.
Amanda at The Accidental Mrs shares some interesting tips and tricks for breastfeeding baby. Oatmeal water? I haven’t heard of that until this post …
Traveling with a newborn? Jasmine shares tips on how to travel and breastfeed a baby.
Pumping for work? Carly shares the tips she learned about how to pump and store milk for breastfeeding a baby for a year.
Are you going to travel internationally without baby? You might like these tips from Baby Castan on Board. Melissa’s baby was exclusively breastfed and she had to travel without the baby for a week.
Can you breastfeed while treating a cold? Not only can you, but you should!how to treat a cold while breastfeeding Over at Joyful Abode, learn .
Check out this weird trick to overcome nipple confusion from Gym Craft Laundry.
Breastfeeding Tips for Traveling via Tapped out Travellers
Learning from Other’s Mistakes
How My 2nd Breastfeeding Experience Was Better – In a previous post, I share why I believe my second breastfeeding experience was successful vs. my first.
How Others Can Help You As You Breastfeed Your Baby
When you think of breastfeeding a baby, you don’t often think about anyone but a mom and her baby. But, other family members and friends have a huge, and often unspoken, responsibility for supporting a breastfeeding mother.
A Dad’s Role During Breastfeeding – Travel with the Russells shares an amazing perspective on dad’s role in supporting his wife’s decision to breastfeed.
If you have about 10 minutes, check out Mama Robin’s video rant about the need for breastfeeding support. I think you’ll really enjoy the message she’s trying to convey!
How People Feel about Breastfeeding
Sometimes, we just need to know we’re not alone.
I want to start with one of my favorites … Tiffany from Short Sweet Mom shares her breastfeeding surprises (and a few breastfeeding tips).
Jasmine shares her top 5 reasons she’s had a love hate relationship with breastfeeding.
I’ve had my own trouble with breastfeeding. My breastfeeding success made me feel guilty – after being successful with my son, it hurt that I, in my mind, failed my daughter.
Lauren, at Three Makes a Family, had an experience with her son being exclusively breastfed and she shared the pros and cons of that experience.
Inez from Diary of a New Mommy recalls the things she learned about breastfeeding in this accurate, and helpful, post.
Maybe you’re just afraid to breastfeed? After a really difficult first experience, I was afraid to breastfeed again when I decided to have a second baby.
Krystal from Healthy Happy Thrift Family shares the reasons she prefers to breastfeed in private.
Inez from Diary of a New Mommy shares her confessions of a breastfeeding mommy.
Breastfeeding through pregnancy via Joyful Abode
A Personal Breastfeeding Journey via Shahira
Challenges Breastfeeding a Toddler via Healthy Happy Thrifty Family
Essentials and Gear to Breastfeed a Baby
Because breastfeeding isn’t easy … heck, it’s freaking HARD at times … check out this breastfeeding survival kit from Three Makes a Family.
Whether or not you’ve heard that the ACA supplies a breastpump, you might like some assistance in figuring out HOW to order your pump through insurance! Julie can help you with one way.
Andrea from Messy Nest Mama shares her 10 breastfeeding tips and breastfeeding essentials. I TOTALLY agree with the glider recommendation, too!
Yasmine from The Gentle Nursery shares her breastfeeding essentials, which includes a lot of natural, organic, and non-toxic options.
Are you a working mama who is also breastfeeding? Check out the breastfeeding essentials for a working mom, shared by Julie from Fab Working Mom.
Are you a working mom? Check out Julie’s list of pumping bag essentials for you!
More Breastfeeding Essentials:
Breastfeeding Must Haves via All About Baby’s World
All in One Nursing and Hands Free Pumping Bra via All About Baby’s World
Momzelle Breastfeeding Apparel via SAHM, plus…
Using a contact nipple shield via All About Baby’s World
Breastfeeding Essentials via My Silly Monkey
Breastfeeding, Pumping, and Supplementing
Julie shares her struggle getting her baby to breastfeed, but how she still triumphed as she supplemented.
Breast Pumping Tips via My Little Monkey
Lactation Recipes & Products
Julie has this cool Overnight Oatmeal recipe for lactation … because making oatmeal in the morning takes more time than a nursing mama has!
Milkmakers Lactation Cookies Review via All About Baby’s World
Did any of these breastfeeding tips help? Need anything else?
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