How do I prepare for nursing?

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.
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.