Re: Failed first attempt
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the baby to come! It's wonderful that you've decided to give breastfeeding a second chance. I'm sorry you didn't get more support the first time around- especially since you needed help with a blistering latch!
In the first few days, it's really important to offer both breasts every time you nurse. Baby may not take both, particularly if he/she is very sleepy. But the more stimulation your breasts get, and the more often and more completely the baby removes whatever is in there- even if that means just a few ml of colostrum- the faster your mature milk will come in and the more milk you will make.
Do you have a lactation consultant available to you, preferably an IBCLC? Hopefully your new baby will have a great latch from day one, but if not, it's really good to have professional help as soon as possible.
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