Breastfeeding is tiring, messy, and (sometimes) extremely challenging. If your experience is anything like mine, you'll need all the help you can get to make it through and to continue functioning like an adult human. In fact, if you're inclined to help a breastfeeding mom achieve that oh-so-ambitious goal, you may want to consider helping with a few of her needs outside of breastfeeding, like those on this list of things a breastfeeding woman shouldn't have to ask for.
I don't mean to imply that every breastfeeding mother's loved ones need to be mind-readers or have some super secret intuition that allows them to predict someone else's needs. Of course that's not the case at all, and communication is key in all relationships. However, if you're able to offer up the following without her so much as looking up from the top of her baby's head, it's safe to say you're way, way ahead of the game when it comes to supporting a breastfeeding woman.
My own son is almost 3, so our breastfeeding days are over. However, I can still recall, and rather clearly, how much my partner took it upon himself to participate in a process that, on the surface, seems like a one person job. (Spoiler alert: breastfeeding is most definitely not a "one person" job.) So, with that in mind, here's just a few things you can do to ensure the breastfeeding woman in your life feels supported: