Learn how to feed baby

If you’re nursing – it might be natural, but it’s not easy for most of us. Get thee to a support group. There might be one at your hospital, or look for meetings hosted by La Leche League. (They also give free advice by phone.)

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This is an important task, worthy of being your first solo outing with the baby. If you want to keep it up, you need a village of support, and there is one out there. If you feel overwhelmed, just drive carefully – you can cry when you get there. It’s expected! Even if you’re not having problems now, you might eventually need help and it’s a good idea to know where to go before you need it. You’ll find it inspiring to see other nursing moms with their older babies.

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