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  1. #1
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    Breastfeeding Classes?

    At my checkup yesterday, I noticed a flyer for a breastfeeding class. I definitely plan on breastfeeding and was curious - are Breastfeeding Classes necessary or worth it? I'm definitely open to taking the class, but I have a very busy and hectic life...will it be helpful?

    Thank you!

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    Yes, they are worth it. I read on other forum very hot discussion among young mothers who didn't know how to breastfeed and other mothers who have been educated about breastfeeding and conclusion was - take a class or find as much possible information on Internet. Because some mothers stop breastfeeding out of ignorance or lack of support.
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    For something so natural, breastfeeding is ridiculously hard! If you think you could benefit from a class, or you need the opportunity to make some supportive friends, then why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirimouse View Post
    For something so natural, breastfeeding is ridiculously hard! If you think you could benefit from a class, or you need the opportunity to make some supportive friends, then why not?
    Oh my goodness! Absolutely!

    The best way to set yourself up for success is to create a breastfeeding network/ support system. The more people involved in helping you succeed, the more likely you will persevere and make it through.

    There are different stages at the very onset that are important to educate yourself on. Colostrum is different than milk, for instance. A baby's tummy is much, much smaller than you may realize, thus his/her requirements are much less than you'd believe in those first few days. Milk doesn't come in right away…that at takes 3-5 days. And so on…

    Also, you may not have any problems breastfeeding at all, however, my experience is that most moms run into bumps along the way. Knowing that support is just a text or phone call away will go super far in giving you the help you may need. Once you make it through those rough waters in the beginning, it's usually smooth sailing.

    I keep telling pregnant moms to quit stressing about their pregnancies and start setting up their breast feeding network. Breastfeeding was so much more challenging than pregnancy or labor was for me.
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    Great, thank you!

    I guess my only real life example was my sister in law, who had zero issues with either of her sons - it seemed as easy as, well, one would think it should be.

    I have heard horror stories, of course, and was curious about the helpfulness of taking a few classes.

    I never even considered to networking it would allow me, thank you for pointing that out!

    Have a great day!

    -Aggie-

    Agatha Louise - 'Aggie'
    Proud Step-Mom To
    Maddox Owen | Ryker Matthew
    Expecting First Biological Child - Little Girl - June 2014


    Abram | Abel | Breccan | Brooks | Foster | Killian | Macsen | Milo | Silas
    Aurelia | Ever | Eloise | Madigan | Maeva | Noa | Romilly | Rowan | Wren

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