Ask your provider if your hospital offers lactation support. If they don’t, make a back-up plan with a lactation consultant to get in-hospital support.
Take a breastfeeding class through a hospital or online.
Consider hiring a postpartum doula who can provide at-home breastfeeding and infant care.
Find out if your hospital is a designated baby-friendly facility. (link to the baby-friendly initiative and ten steps). Baby-friendly hospitals have a higher success rate of breastfeeding initiation and duration because their providers and nurses are trained in evidence-based ways to support breastfeeding the moment you give birth.
If you get your pump delivered while you’re still pregnant, bring it with you to the hospital.
Pack a few Nunona Mama Ball sleeves in your hospital bag as they are a convenient and tasty snack, providing at least 10% of your daily macronutrient requirements per serving.