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I have to say, I didn't care for LLL's BFing book. I really prefer So That's What They're For!. It's funny and informative. I've also found that pre-fold diapers make great spit-up clothes. And once the baby outgrows that stage, they're wonderful dust rags! I like things that can have a 2nd life.
I know this is a personal thing, but I would suggest that she register for a few diapers in a few different styles, or prefolds and a few different types of covers. FB don't fit every baby, some people don't like dealing with the hassle of inserts, and a lot of babies don't do well with synthetic fabrics against their skin.
I don't know if things have changed since my DD was little, but lots of disposable breast pads had SAP (the chemical absorbent in disposable diapers) in them back then. I didn't want that stuff on her butt, so I sure didn't want it on my nips!
It can apparently leave a bad taste on nipples, too. I used a pair I was given by a relative without realizing what was in them (since the packaging didn't mention it), and DD screamed every time I tried to latch her on after wearing them. As a first time mom new to breastfeeding, I was pretty traumatized, so I thought I'd give another mom a heads-up.
I'd suggest a lanolin-free and/or organic breast cream, too. Sheep are treated with all kinds of nasty chemicals that wind up in lanolin. (I just use olive oil, personally.)
Also, she might want to do some research and specify on the jogging stroller. A lot of them are not made with actual jogging in mind.
Oh, and I second the recommendations of "So That's What They're For!" and more than one style of baby-carrier.
Mama to Eleanore Rae, born April 6, 2008 & Adelaide Jane, born December 16, 2010, Cautiously expecting #3 September 10, 2013
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