People have a LOT of opinions and thoughts about breastfeeding.
And most new moms probably can't go anywhere without HEARING those opinions.
But something that a lot of new moms are still surprised about is the fact that breastfeeding... isn't always the easiest.
Maybe your baby has a hard time latching on. Or maybe you're dealing with some cracked and very painful nipples. Or a biter.
And it can be a very emotional and confusing process when things don't go as smoothly as you expect.
Calling all people who've been there before: What advice would you give to new moms about breastfeeding?
Do you have any tips to make things easier, or more comfortable? Any tricks to help combat cracked and bleeding nips?
Any words of wisdom, or kind pointers, or thoughtful suggestions?
Bras that are GREAT for nursing. Pumps that you swear by. Or even tips about how to respond to nosy strangers who make rude comments or stare. You get the idea. What did YOU learn that helped YOU out?
Share all your advice in the comments! We might include your tips in a future post on BuzzFeed.