Re: Help me help her...
Oh yeah, I think the "breastfeeding is natural but that doesn't mean it's easy" mindset is a very good, very realistic place to start. I mean, all parenting is like that- natural, but not easy, right?
How about getting her some books, or recommending some to her? "The Nursing Mother's Companion", "The Breastfeeding Cafe" (my personal favorite), "The Baby Book" (Sears & Sears), "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth". I especially recommend the last one- right now breastfeeding is in the upswing and there is more and more knowledge about and support for it, but good childbirth experiences are hard to come by, and a good birth makes breastfeeding a lot easier!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"