Breastfeeding Tips For Beginners

Hey everyone, so a lady asked if I could do this video, I hope this helps! There are lots of other things I could have said but I didn’t want the video to go…
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14 Responses to Breastfeeding Tips For Beginners

  1. Mrssupermumm December 24, 2014 at 6:54 am #

    Great vid Leanne, They call breastfed babies banana babies because they
    do not get as fat as bottle fed babies and they are long and thin and
    slower to gain weight, I would say your baby needs at least 6 wet nappies
    in 24 hrs and do not listen to negativity from well meaning family or
    friend, Breast is definitely best as much as possible and also, if you
    really want to breastfeed, do not introduce any bottle for at least 6-8
    weeks so you have a good supply in place and educate yourself about growth
    spurts because they can really be hard and make you think you have run out
    of milk, like you said Leanne, just keep going through the pain and it will
    go,also get comfy and bring your baby up[to your boob and get cushions for
    your back and under baby to lift baby, I could feed twins in slings walking
    around the shops, discreetly ,too, after some practise but when you first
    start you need to be comfy so you don’t get a bad back. great tips Leanne
    and good luck mums x

  2. April&Ayden December 24, 2014 at 7:36 am #

    I really wish I had seen a video like this before I had Ayden!! It hurt me
    so much that I gave up to quickly!! Im so sad!! I will try so much harder
    with my next one!! xx

  3. Kathryn Bradley December 24, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    I’m happy to feed anywhere but my mother in law thinks i shouldnt feed in
    front of anyone, everyone else ive spoken to thinks its fine. I was out at
    a leaving party last night and people were coming up talking to Ben without
    noticing i was feeding him. Take in the positive comments and let the
    negatives go, don’t feel like you have got to stay at home because then it
    feels like a chore, enjoy it. 

  4. Laura Harrison December 24, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    I tried to BF my first baby but couldn’t get him to latch. I was
    discouraged from using nipple shields so just switched to bottles after
    about 6 weeks but not sure now whether I should’ve persevered for longer.
    Have any of your babies had problems latching? If so, what did you do? 

  5. Emma Bradford December 24, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    Thankyou so much for making this video Leanne, I so wanted to hear tips
    from you as I look up to you and how you parent your kids bigtime, thanks
    so much <3 x

  6. Sherri Hobson December 24, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Can I double thumbs up!? I just sent this video to a friend who’s having
    trouble breast-feeding 

  7. Lashesx Leah December 24, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Great informative video Leanne. I second the Lansinoh cream for sore nips!
    It can also be used as lip balm and on your cuticles! I’m currently
    breastfeeding my 3rd baby and have suffered with milk blisters this time.
    My tip to ease the blisters is to keep applying the Lansinoh to keep the
    nipple moist and then with a (clean) fingernail gently ‘scratch’ at the
    blister and it will open (remember it’s only milk in there, not pus!!) and
    feed straight away. Horrible little buggers those blisters, much more
    painful than mastitis I found. Also if you find feeding painful, get baby
    checked for tongue/lip tie which can be corrected by a lactation consultant
    in your area. Don’t be afraid to try different feeding positions too, it
    can make a difference with the latch. 

  8. Kara Newman December 24, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    I read really think HV’s need to be a little more educated on breast fed
    babies considering they encourage it so much! Phoebe didn’t gain weight one
    week when I took her and rather than reassuring me, they made me feel I
    should give her formula top up as obviously problem with my milk! Even now
    she’s small ish at 14 months and eats like a horse! X

  9. donnasimmonds81 December 24, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Just want to say thank you Leanne….. Because of you and your videos I
    have just finished breastfeeding my baby for 6 and a half months. I may
    have done it but it was you and purely you that gave me the inspiration.
    Thank you for giving me one of the most special times of my life 🙂 :-)

  10. Jessica Flude December 24, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    Great video. . I have been watching you for a few months now and think your
    fab. I have a 4 week old girl that I’m breastfeeding and have had a tough
    first few weeks but in the last week it’s got better and I’m really
    starting to enjoy it so for anyone that’s struggling there is hope x

  11. Alexandra Jeff December 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    This video was so informative Leanne! Although I don’t have children yet, I
    do plan to breastfeed and it is a subject I am really interested in. I’ve
    just started my degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies and I’ve been
    watching your videos for years, since around the time you found out you
    were pregnant with Bobby. I love watching and I’ve learnt so much! You’re
    an amazing mum! Keep up the fab work!! xx 

  12. Yvonne B December 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm #

    Grimsby I have family in Grimsby, they used to live directly across from
    the maternity hospital. I digress sorry. I was always sore with
    breastfeeding I got mastitis and blood blisters but stuck with it until the
    milk went, when it got too painful I used a breast pump. x

  13. amber alvi December 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    I wish I watched this before birth, baby is 7 weeks old now, I really want
    to breastfeed my daughter but because bottle feed took over, I hardly
    produce an ounce. Is there any way to reverse?

  14. Syma Fawad December 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Thank you so much for making this video. I’m due my second baby in 2 weeks,
    I didn’t do very well with breastfeeding my first due to her tongue tie and
    not getting any support but I really want to succeed this time and this has
    really given me some great tips and I’m feeling quite confident that I can
    do it now. Thank you 🙂 

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