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How difficult is breastfeeding, really?

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I am 26 weeks, and would like to breastfeed my daughter almost exclusively, with only some supplementing with the newborn formula, as I would prefer not pump. How hard is it, really, to breastfeed? I am planning to sign up for the breasfeeding class given by my local hospital prior to giving birth.

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I exclusively breastfeed my now 4 1/2 month old son. I love it! Best advice I can give is to read up and gain as much information before baby arrives. I liked the book, The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding. It can be difficult at first, but if you're determined ... stick to it and it'll work out. Having a partner who supports you in this helps a lot as well. 


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