Re: How to prevent sore nipples before baby is born?
Unfortunately, there's really nothing you can do to toughen your nipples during pregnancy. I suspect that the soreness you had with your first baby was due to a latch that wasn't quite perfect. It's very, very common for the latch to look good on the outside but to still be imperfect on the inside. A tiny baby has a tiny mouth and tongue and with that combination it's hard to latch on deeply even when everything is just right. Often the first few sucks are quite painful, as the nipple is sucked back into the ideal position on the back of the tongue underneath the soft palate. People call it the "30 second sizzle" (though it can last more or less time than that).
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!"