I have a few friends who recently became parents… One with twins born yesterday! Here is the advice I would give to myself five years ago on parenting particularly the early days.
Congrats you are probably a huge mix of emotions right now…excited and scared that is normal. You are worried about leaving the safety of the hospital and all the experts around you. It is comforting but your baby only needs you two… Even the friends who visit are really there to support you so you can take care of the baby.
Breast feeding is very hard but so good for the baby so try it. When you are in the hospital should use the help I the staff there to help you figure out positioning and feel more comfortable. If you still have a hard time ask a close friends for help or call a lactation specialist it is better money spent than almost any gadget you registered for I promise. [Read more...]