Our 1st baby class

Standard

Yesterday night, we went to a breastfeeding class. I think we both learned A TON! Mark was cute; he thought water should be given to newborns, too. 🙂 We learned it is recommended to breastfeed 6-12 months, and not introduce solids until 6 months WITH breast milk. The LC (Lactation Consultant, I think), said more women CAN breastfeed than CANNOT, and it is important to surround yourself with women that have had positive experiences breastfeeding, rather than negative experiences. I’d say I have a 50/50 mix between family and friends that did and did not breastfeed. Our hospital has a free support group for breastfeeding mothers that we were recommended to check out even BEFORE the baby is here. We learned best positions for holding baby so he latches (apparently, the football hold is best), correct latching formation of the mouth, advantages of a breastfed baby, poop coloring (pictures and all!), the dad’s role in it all, and when to pump. It was super informative!

Each couple had a baby doll for the class. This was ours. Yikes on that haircut!!!

Each couple had a baby doll for the class. This was ours. Yikes on that haircut!!!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s