Breastfeeding - Lips to Nips

Nearly six years ago my wife gave birth to our beautiful little girl. Raising our daughter has been one of the most difficult yet rewarding experiences in my life. When my wife broke the news to me that we were expecting another little one, I was both overjoyed and terrified.

We’re closing in on the six month mark and have decided that we want to give breastfeeding another shot. It didn’t go very well with our daughter and we wound up switching to formula after about two months.

A couple of weeks ago my wife told me that the hospital was hosting a breastfeeding workshop. My initial reaction was “I don’t know why you need a workshop. Isn’t is simply lips to nips and BAM you’re breastfeeding?”

It would seem that the process is a lot more involved than that. We spent about two and a half hours covering topics from feeding cues, to what to look for in dirty diapers, to breast pumps.

I don’t know how hands on I’ll be with this whole process, outside of bringing the baby to my wife to get some milk fresh from the tap, but I think we’re in good hands with this hospital. Thinking back to our first time, we weren’t given a lot of useful information and I think we were kind of setup for failure.