Preparing to Breastfeed Before Your Baby is Born
What should you do before your baby is born? Many women ask this question. Eager to get things off to a good start, women in the past few years have been told to toughen up their nipples by rubbing them vigorously. Please do not do this. You will probably end up rubbing the top layer of skin right off. Then you will start your breastfeeding journey with nipples primed for more damage.
Nipples are designed for breastfeeding. They do not need any preparation beforehand. The best way to prepare for breastfeeding is to learn about babies' natural instincts and reflexes for breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding--the natural way!