No one knows breastfeeding better than moms who’ve been there – through sore nipples, fussy infants, self-doubt, and long nights. See what these 11 moms had to say about their breastfeeding experiences as they share the best advice they’ve ever received.
“If your baby is happy, full, and gaining weight…they’re getting enough! Don’t let anyone make you think you’re not adequate.” – Kylene M.
“Breastfeeding is like a dance – and you and your baby both have to learn the steps. Also, the first 3 weeks are the hardest. If you can get through that, you’re good.” – Nicole T.
“Maybe not advice exactly, but my sister told me that even though I was pumping (not nursing), I was still breastfeeding. That meant a lot.” – Shana W.
“Age doesn’t matter. Nurse them for as long as you want! You’re the mom. You make the call.” – Shannon H.
“You are not a failure as a mom if it doesn’t work out.” – Laura H.
“You and your baby are both new at this. You’re learning together and will get better.” – Lizbeth W.
“Pretend that the clock doesn’t exist. Nurse on demand!” – Atonya W.
“A consultation with an IBCLC [International Board Certified Lactation Consultant] is worth every. Single. Penny.” – Natalie W.
“A baby’s thirst and hunger is just like ours. Sometimes baby will go to the breast for a quick drink, or a snack, or a full meal.” – Brittany C.
“Never quit on a bad day.” – Linda W.
“Any amount and any length of time is better than nothing!” – Joselyn D.
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