Wish We'd Known: 20 Things No One Told Us About Having a Newborn

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Jenna McCarthy on Nov 1, 2013 at 5:49PM

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Nursing May be Natural, but it's Not Always Easy

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a Jenna McCarthy on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:13PM

Back in the olden days (did we just say that?) nursing was a skill passed on from mother to daughter. Today, there’s at least a decent chance your mom didn’t breastfeed, and even if she did, she probably doesn’t live next door or upstairs anymore. The truth is, breastfeeding is a skill, and it can be hard to master. Our best new-mama advice? Get some help, pronto! Call your doctor, your doula or the hospital or birthing center where you delivered and ask for the name and number of a trusted lactation consultant. Often times it only takes a slight tweak here or a tiny adjustment there to become a feeding phenom.

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