While it may be true that you can never fully prepare for the unexpected surprises that the birth of a new baby brings, it is important to stay on top of what you can prepare for. One of the more important tasks is preparing to breastfeed. Here at Aeroflow Breastpumps, we want to help you get ready for your breastfeeding experience so we’ve including a few tips by trimester to help you prepare to breastfeed.
First trimester: Thinking it’s too early to start preparing to breastfeed? Think again. This is the perfect time to hit the books. Start with books such as “Breastfeeding with Confidence” by Sue Cox or “The Nursing Mother’s Companion” by Kathleen Huggins. Talk to other mothers about how they prepared to breastfeed. The Bump Blog is also a great informational site where mothers discuss tips and offer advice on parenting. Preparing to breastfeed during your first trimester is all about research! Researching your breastfeeding options such as equipment, think breastpumps, and counseling, think lactation consultants, will put you ahead of the curve!
Second trimester: Your pregnancy is ramping up and you are well on your way to your little one’s arrival! In your second trimester, you can start preparing to breastfeed by taking a breastfeeding class. Contact your local chapter of La Leche League International for details on where breastfeeding classes are offered in your area. Your doctor and local hospital are also knowledgeable resources and should be able to tell you how to find a breastfeeding class in your area. There are many group classes available as well as private in home classes where lactation consultants will come to your house.
Third trimester: The last (and most important) thing you can to do to prepare to breastfeed is getting your breastpump. Under the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans will cover a free breastpump for new and expectant mothers.
We want to be a part of your breast pumping experience and help you determine which breastpump is right for you. Interested in finding out if your insurance plan covers a free breastpump? You’re only a few clicks away from finding out! Go to the Qualify Through Insurance form or give us a call at 844-867-9890 and let the Breastpump Specialists at Aeroflow Breastpumps do the work for you. We look forward to hearing from you!