1. Buy formula and make sure it is in your hospital bag before “the day”. It is best to be always ready. However, do not worry if you forgot this part because the hospital might be able to give you a sample for free! Yey!
2. Listen to breastfeeding myths especially as advised by people who does not even have kids. They seem to know a lot.
3. Do not research on breastfeeding. It’s tacky and shopping for baby’s stuff is waaay better than studying. Right?!
4. Make sure you stay away from any breastfeeding seminars or support group meetings. These are always swarmed by experienced breastfeeding mothers. They’re sometimes annoying.
6. Use the breast pump during baby’s first week. Once you see how much milk you have pumped, you will see you can’t make enough for baby.
7. If milk does not come in right away, give baby formula or sucrose water. You can latch later. Make sure you give it in a bottle. The baby should learn to feed from the bottle right away. The earlier, the better!
8. Clean, clean, clean! Make sure you clean your nipples with sterilized water before every feeding.
9. At the first sign of a breastfeeding problem, resort to formula feeding. It is so much easier that way. Do you really want to go through all of those breastfeeding woes?
10. Refuse to contact lactation consultants or breastfeeding counselors. They are just a waste of your time and money.
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