Lots of people worry about breastfeeding while they are pregnant and those first few days can be tricky for some. Be prepared by reading up beforehand and knowing the common challenges. We have selected some reliable resources to help you. Remember - you can call us for support whenever you need it.
This video from the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers tells you all about how your body prepares to make milk.
However you give birth, early skin to skin contact really helps with breastfeeding. You might want to note that you plan to breastfeed in your birthing plan too. The following links and videos contain more information about the time immediately after birth.
This video from Unicef talks about the benefits of skin to skin. More information can also be found on their website. La Leche League have also produced a resource on skin to skin.
Breastfeeding is natural but attaching a baby to the breast is also a skill that takes practice. Click on the following resources for support with this. They will also give you an idea of what to expect in the first few days. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you are struggling. The earlier you can get support the better.