Suck it! The REAL Way to Prep for Breastfeeding
Forget that old advice about "gently rubbing your nipples with a towel." If you really want to feel ready to nurse, here's what to do. And if you really want to be an informed mom, subscribe to our free, daily pregnancy newsletter for the latest and best preggo info out there.
Editor's note: We're huge supporters of breastfeeding at Parenting.com. In fact, a bunch of our staffers are moms who have infants, and they're pumping at work, every day. This humor piece is NOT meant to discourage breastfeeding in any way. It's more of a tongue-in-cheek take on some of the challenges associated with nursing -- because, hey, we've been there. Cheers to you for working hard to feed your baby, and we hope this piece brings you a smile.
Gently rub your nipples with sandpaper.
Check out some useful tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on how to get started
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