Hi all! I'm 31w pg with our 3rd child. Nursed DS #2 for 22 mo. My DH's cousin is about 10yrs younger than me (I'm 37) and due about 2w before me. It's her first child.
At her shower this past wkend, she was saying she's going to try to BF. Her mother tried and her 2nd cousin (my MIL) tried as well, both were told they didn't have enough milk (which I think it probably bogus, they were made to think they didn't have enough). DH's cousin (we'll call her J) has a cousin who she is very close to, like sisters (they're both only children), and this cousin keeps telling J she 'won't be able to do it.'
J told my MIL that she'd like to talk to me about nursing and tips to succeed. I'm not a LLL leader, by a long shot, but my friends all tell me I should start a chapter in our tiny town since I'm such an advocate. Hee hee!
So. How can I help her? What can I tell her? How can I help and encourage her w/o making her feel like she's failed if she can't/chooses not to BF? I already plan to direct her towards this website and give her some books to read that are very good! But I sure could use some guidance. Thank you!