One of the most common breastfeeding mistakes that is often overlooked is excess stress! Remember, breastfeeding is a skill and you need time & practice to learn how to do it. Stress can sabotage your body, compromise your immune system and negatively impact milk production. Stress will only make breastfeeding harder.
Recovering from pregnancy and birth takes a huge toll on your body. Throw in hormone fluctuations, stress and no sleep and it's a wonder any mom makes it through. Taking care of yourself should be a top priority. It's up to you to make it happen. If you don't help yourself, you can't help your baby.
Many moms are nervous to breastfeed in public. Staying home forever is not a great option, so if you don't learn to nurse it public it can be a negative and stressful experience. Try a nursing cover if it helps and the right outfit can help, like a nursing tank, dress, or shirt from Undercover Mama.