When I was nursing, I kept a large glass of fresh water on my bedside table to help me stay hydrated through the sleepy nighttime feedings.
Reality check
When my daughter Isabella was born, my early days of breastfeeding were a struggle. Sometimes I was frustrated; sometimes I was in pain. But I persevered, and soon Isabella and I were in a relaxed, enjoyable groove and I nursed for many months. If you’ve decided to breastfeed, you may be lucky and it will just happen. But if you’re like most first-time Moms, you can expect challenges. Here are some tips from experts and seasoned Moms to help you overcome the most common of these.