I breastfeed for 9 months and voluntarily stopped because of where I was working , I wasn't on any type of schedule or anything I breastfeed baby girl on demand. My LO wanted to eat like every 2-3 hrs and after I breastfeed I pumped . I didn't follow a diet or anything I incorporated chia seeds && I would eat 2-3 lactation cookies or brownies. Drink plenty of water && even add a Gatorade in the mix. Sleep when you can. There's a list of things you can do you just have to find what works for you(Pinterest). Latching wise I would call the lactation dept at the hospital all day until We got it lol .There's groups on Facebook that I follow && they were a big help, I'm 19wks preggo with my 3rd & I plan on breastfeeding a year this time. My boobs did go down but idk why , also it doesn't matter how large or small your breast are they will produce the milk ! Hope this helped momma !!!!
Pinterest have a lot of different recipes if you have free time I suggest making your own , I use to always order from a girl out of our breastfeeding group but then started saving money by making them myself. The oatmeal raisin cookies were my fav
I don't think that eating them while preggo will be a problem I eat a brownie every now and then and I'm perfectly fine.
Well, this is the sad truth. Breast feeding can break down breast tissue. I nursed both of my kids and my second one for a good while. Definitely I have different size and shape breasts after that. I wouldn't change anything-- very worth it. However, you should do light weight lifting for your pec muscles to help maintain the tissue while nursing as many women do find themselves a bit smaller after the experience. good luck
For me staying hydrated played a huge role. I stuck with things, asked for help of anybody and everybody around with my first son and was able to find success. I met with a lactation consultant at the hospital a few weeks after my first was born and that also helped. This forum was a huge support as well. Looks like you already have gotten some good advice!
In reference to boob size, mine got smaller after I was done nursing as well. I doubt there is anything that can be done about that outside of surgery - if there is let me know!