Part of my job as a nurse involves being a lactation consultant and teaching the breastfeeding class at our hospital. Teaching this class is a challenge in that I can educate people about breastfeeding, but there is really nothing I can do to teach them "how" to do it. Also there is a fine line between presenting breastfeeding realistically and not scaring these soon to be moms.
This is a three hour class with a lot of information. I try my best to make it a discussion type atmosphere so that people feel free to speak up with questions they may have. I'm always looking for ways to improve the material presented as well as meet the needs of the students.
Tell me: What do you wish you would have known about breastfeeding before you had your baby? Looking back what misconceptions did you have about breastfeeding? Did you take a class? If so, what was the most useful thing you learned there? If not, what resources helped you through the process of breastfeeding?