3 tips to help you prep for breastfeeding success

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While breastfeeding might feel like it’s in the distant future, the earliest days are when many moms run into problems. Here’s what you can do to prepare for a more successful breastfeeding experience.

Be ready with a little nipple TLC

It’s entirely possible that you’ll experience some nipple irritation in the early days of breastfeeding. Unlike with a sports injury, when your breasts are in pain, you can’t just give them a rest until you’re healed. It’ll be just a few hours (or less!) before your little one is ready for their next meal.

This leads a number of new moms down a path that makes achieving their breastfeeding goals a lot harder. This doesn’t have to be you!

If you have something on hand to soothe your ailing nipples as soon as you start to feel uncomfortable, you’ll feel better and likely have an easier time breastfeeding.

Consider picking up some boob♥ease 100% Organic Nipple Balm from bamboobies. It’s a non-toxic, certified organic nipple balm that will help keep your nipples feeling soft, supple, and healthy. Having it around in your first weeks of nursing will be a big relief.

Keep ’em high and dry

Producing a liquid from your body that you’re not in control of is a sensation that can take a while to acclimate to. While not everyone experiences leaking breasts, many moms and moms-to-be will become all too familiar with the feeling of a suddenly moist shirt.

Dry nipples are healthy nipples. When skin is wet for prolonged periods, it becomes more susceptible to damage and the growth of bacteria that can cause mild irritation.

Nursing pads are just the thing to keep your breasts cozy and dry. Our partners at bamboobies make an absorbent washable nursing pad with a unique, ultra-soft (and adorable!) heart shape that cups the breast and provides a smooth silhouette.

bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads have three layers. A soothing bamboo rayon velour goes against your skin, an absorbent inner layer of hemp and cotton traps leaks, and an outer milk-proof™ liner prevents milk from reaching your clothing.

Team up

Breastfeeding properly with ease takes practice, and it’s one of those things you’ll need to learn by doing. Having someone around who’s experienced to show you the ropes could be just the thing to help you breastfeed successfully.

Consider asking a mom-friend to be your breastfeeding guru, or talk to your healthcare provider about how you can make sure a professional is around to help guide you after giving birth.

bamboobies has a great blog post that can help you find some useful resources. They’ll point you in the direction of a few good books and show you how to find a lactation consultant who will be able to answer your biggest questions.

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