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Is breastfeeding hard?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Breastfeeding is not hard, but like learning to walk, takes some effort and practice.
If you are contemplating breast feeding, see you baby's future pediatrician early in the 2nd trimester, for a breast exam and guidance tailored to you. Pediatricians will be working with you and baby, and it can be a great advantage to utilize their expertise proactively.

In brief: No
Breastfeeding is not hard, but like learning to walk, takes some effort and practice.
If you are contemplating breast feeding, see you baby's future pediatrician early in the 2nd trimester, for a breast exam and guidance tailored to you. Pediatricians will be working with you and baby, and it can be a great advantage to utilize their expertise proactively.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Dr. Heather Luing
Yes and No. It certainly has it's challenges but is well worth the effort. Try to get as educated as possible before the baby is born and try to work with a lactation consultant in the hospital and after you go home if needed. Every baby is a little different and even experience breast feeling moms sometimes need help. Breast feeding is a great gift for you and the baby. Good luck!
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No-Maybe 4 some
A mom/baby learning to breastfeed is like 2 teens at their 1st dance in jr-hi, they sort of know what they are supposed to do, but they don't automatically fee comfortable with it at first.
Some mothers have tons of milk, perfect nipples for latching & a reluctant baby. Other babies could suck milk out of a doorknob, but mom can't get comfortable. Keep trying, use lactation consultant 4 help.

In brief: No-Maybe 4 some
A mom/baby learning to breastfeed is like 2 teens at their 1st dance in jr-hi, they sort of know what they are supposed to do, but they don't automatically fee comfortable with it at first.
Some mothers have tons of milk, perfect nipples for latching & a reluctant baby. Other babies could suck milk out of a doorknob, but mom can't get comfortable. Keep trying, use lactation consultant 4 help.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Danielle Salhany
It can be hard at first but so worth it! It gets easier as you and the baby get used to it. Ask if your hospital has breastfeeding support group and work with the lactation nurse.
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