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How do I prepare for nursing?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics

In brief: Breastfeed prep

First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips.
Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home.

In brief: Breastfeed prep

First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips.
Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Take a lactation

Class, if available.

In brief: Take a lactation

Class, if available.
Dr. Bruce Pierce
Dr. Bruce Pierce
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Breastfeeding

Gently massage a few drops of colostrum or baby oil or baseline into your nipples every couple of days, starting a few weeks before your baby is born.
Expose to breast to air. Contact your local la leche league league consultant about the specific methods that will fit your breast profile.

In brief: Breastfeeding

Gently massage a few drops of colostrum or baby oil or baseline into your nipples every couple of days, starting a few weeks before your baby is born.
Expose to breast to air. Contact your local la leche league league consultant about the specific methods that will fit your breast profile.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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