Breastfeeding Tips for the New Nursing Mama

With my breastfeeding journey coming to an end, I thought I would gather all of my posts for nursing mamas all in one place. In no particular order, my adventures in breastfeeding and breastfeeding tips for the new nursing mama…

Tons of Breastfeeding Tips for a New Nursing Mama.

Strike, Strike, Strike…-Adjusting to a stubborn red-head’s wants and needs, which involved pumping…a lot!…

6 Tips for Pumping and Storing Breast Milk-Six tips on pumping and milk storage that I discovered with a little trial and error.

A Semi-Modest Breastfeeding Mama-My tip on how to nurse in public without flashing everybody at the same time.

Breastfeeding TMI: Milk Blisters-I didn’t know they existed, but I got to deal with one. This explains what I did. You’re welcome.

Breastfeeding Must-Haves-If you don’t read this particular one, just know this…get Lanolin!!!

Breastmilk: Here, There, Everywhere-A glimpse into the different types of pain associated with nursing.

What If I’m Not Ready?-Coming to grips with the end being in sight…A collection of my Breastfeeding Tips for the New Nursing Mama.

I read a lot of books before I had kids, but none of them prepared me for what I had the pleasure of learning the hard way. Breastfeeding, for me, has been one of the most difficult things I’ve had to master. Now, after almost two years nursing my son, (and one year pumping for my daughter), the ladies are ready to go into retirement.

Do you have breastfeeding tips or advice you’d like to add? Did you have to learn how to nurse the hard way? Feel free to join the conversation and share your thoughts!

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17 Comments

  • Reply Shelah

    This is invaluable information for new moms. I remember how surprised I was by how different nursing was than what I had imagined it would be.

    April 24, 2015 at 8:03 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you! Yes, a lot of blood, sweat, and tears!

      April 24, 2015 at 8:04 am
  • Reply Jil

    Great resource of info!! it can definitely be overwhelming at first!!

    April 24, 2015 at 10:23 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you-it can!

      April 24, 2015 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Tricia

    Great tips! My friend was just asking me about websites for breastfeeding. I’ll have to point her this way.

    April 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you so much, Tricia!!

      April 24, 2015 at 10:05 pm
  • Reply MrsMuffinTop ™ (@TheMrsMuffinTop)

    Tweeting this to the local new moms store!
    And you’re kind of making me want another baby….

    April 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Awesome! Thank you so much! Haha-I always want another one, then I don’t…

      April 24, 2015 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    omg what fabulous tips for all the new mamas out there!! Breastfeeding as great as it is can be a lot to take in!

    April 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Thank you so much! I agree, I had such a hard time at first, but then I was able to love it.

      April 27, 2015 at 11:36 pm
  • Reply Melissa

    I got a couple of breast infections and at first, I thought I had the flu. I should write about it because the symptoms are kind of similar (fever, weakness, chills etc) except it only lasts about one day. This is a great roundup of resources. I’m kind of glad my boobs are ‘retired’.

    April 26, 2015 at 11:00 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Oh, yes! You should write about them! That’s one thing I somehow avoided-mastitis. Ouch! Thank you! I’m ready to retire. Just gently nudging the boy to be “ready” too. 😀

      April 27, 2015 at 11:35 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Wow! Thanks for all the information you have put together. I’m currently breastfeeding my third and it is going wayyyy better than the first two times (I could have used these resources then!). Thanks for letting me share your link on my blog!

    February 9, 2016 at 6:45 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Absolutely! Thanks for sharing!!

      February 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Betty

    These are awesome. Also, diet is important. I took the LaLeche classes on breast feeding which was free and helpful. I say diet because certain foods can be offensive to babies in breast milk, such as chocolate that acts as a laxative. I found that out when I forgot and ate a chocolate bar. My baby started pooping as I nursed her and the poop was so much it was running out of her diaper. That was a learning lesson for me.

    March 1, 2016 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Fatima

    Love this roundup! I’m constantly offering tips based on my experience with nursing our boys. This really helps other moms who are struggling with breastfeeding their little ones. And yes, LOTS of patience!

    August 5, 2016 at 5:55 pm
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