I was talking to a few friends of mine whose babies are around the same age as my son (abt 4 1/2 months). Unfortunately, most of them are no longer breastfeeding, mostly due to problems like milk supply, etc.
I was thinking how blessed I feel to be successful this far (i know, only 4 months so far, but God-willing it will continue good)
I am attributing this to breastfeeding education and support!
I was just wondering, what things did you mamas do that you think helped you to be successful in breastfeeding...
here are my things so far (dont know if these are really the reasons, but i am thinking they helped)
-waking the baby every 2 hours when he was born to help milk supply
-feeding by breast- no bottles
-exclusively breastfeeding (not supplementing with formula or cereals)
-feeding EVERYWHERE AND ANYWHERE!! (I realized the importance of this when i started BFing! I can in=magine it would be very difficult and frustrating if a mother were not willing or not able to do this!)
-support from mamas on mothering.com
I am excited to hear what worked for all of you and especially on any tips that might help me be successful in BFing long term (at least 2 years).