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breast feeding

If im planning on breastfeeding what do i need to take to the hospital ? Thanks
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Comfortable nursing bras and shirts. I wore the sleep nursing bras during my hospital because they were more comfortable
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Nothing they will have a pump for you.  If u go to the store get some nipple butter safe for baby to ingest Lansinoh I think is the spelling.  Purple tube.  If it's your first it will hurt but if you are determined you can do it and the pain will go away after about 3 to 6 weeks.  I know it sounds harsh but once you get past it, there is nothing more relaxing. If you are planning on wearing a bra while in the hospital,  get a nursing bra. And if u want someone else to feed baby bring a bottle of choice for feeding,  remember the bottle brush for cleaning.  Remember the first week your baby's belly is the size of a PEA don't get discouraged if you are not producing a lot. Your body produces what your child needs. After delivery ask to speak to the lactation specialist so u get all the info u need.  Good luck and God bless.  
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Good feeding clothes and bras and a lot of breast pads for leakage :) good luck it can hurt for a little while but you get used to it and don't feel bad and all it can be amazing thing bond between you and baby and yes nipple cream is good.
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If it does hurt to breastfeed ask someone about your babies latching. The smallest thing i was told can make all the difference.
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Lots of breast pads and lansinoh cream
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The only things ull really need r a comfortable nursing bra, lansinoh ointment, breast pads - not that ull be leaking milk or nothing but to protect the bra from getting ointment all over it.  I highly doubt ull be producing much milk during ur stay in the hospital, so don't be disappointed when hardly nothing comes out.  It's once u get home or the day after that ur milk may begin to flow in abundance.  Just sayin.  My description above is probably the more likely scenario..
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