Breastfeeding, like most things in parenthood, is much easier when we can learn from those who have come before us. Whether you're a first time mom looking for breastfeeding hacks, or a pro who has encountered a few unexpected hiccups along the way, there's always something to learn from each other.
To some moms, breastfeeding comes naturally with few — if any — issues.Of course, every nursing mom is that lucky. For other, nursing can be a veritable hell on earth. Nipple soreness, breast engorgement, poor latch, low supply, or the old use-mom-as-a-pacifier trick are just a few of the roadblocks moms encounter when trying to breastfeed their baby. And with those struggles comes the feelings of failure and self-doubt, which no woman should ever endure. Breastfeeding is hard, and a mom shouldn’t feel bad about facing obstacles.
So in an effort to help and support moms through breastfeeding, here are some breastfeeding hacks that come straight from fellow nursing moms. We’re all in this together — yes, even when it comes to breastfeeding — and should share any tricks we have to make the process a little easier. After all, you’re sure to endure plenty of challenged as a mom — why not minimize the stress of breastfeeding?