5000 Facebook Friends Giveaway!

We are so excited that we have reached 5000 Likes on our Facebook page that we want to celebrate!

We are so proud to be a part of a wonderful community of breastfeeding mothers.  Sharing, informing, inspiring and, of course, breastfeeding is what our page is all about!

To celebrate and say thanks to our awesome Momzelle moms, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate at momzelle.com.  Simply leave a comment on the blog or our facebook page and tell us, what is the best piece of advice you received about breastfeeding!  Let's share our wisdom!

The winner will be drawn at random on July 3rd and announced on the blog.  Good luck and thank you!

Update: The contest is now closed and the winner is... Bethany Eskro!  Congratulations and happy nursing!

68 thoughts on “5000 Facebook Friends Giveaway!”

  • dj 76

    Ceci ne fais aucun doute pour nous autres, 5000 Facebook Friends Giveaway! Momzelle Breastfeeding Blog se révèle être une mine d’information sûr et compréhensible de tous.

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  • Audrey Perron
    Audrey Perron July 2, 2012 at 3:36 am

    C'est possible d'allaiter même si on a subi une réduction mammaire. Malgré la croyance de plusieurs et même de certains spécialistes, il faut persévérer. Donnez le sein fréquemment et faire la technique de la compression lors des premières semaines donnent des résultats.

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  • Luda

    Don't worry about what people are thinking around you, when its time to breastfeed, especially in the public!

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  • Stephanie Hungerford
    Stephanie Hungerford June 29, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Relax and be open to a lot of different peoples advice. Until you figure out what is going to work for you and your little one. I had to work with a preemie who was only bottle fed while in the NICU because this NICU was behind the times for a healthy preemie that is progressing well he should have been offered to nurse on his first feed or at least he should have been given his mothers Breast milk. We came home from the Hospital only seeing the Lactation consultant at the Hospital to get a Hospital Breast pump so that we would have Breast Milk for when he came home and they felt he was ready to Breastfeed. We finally got both a WIC Lactation consultant and La Leche League to work with us and he was able to Breast feed with a nipple shield. He never was completely able to Breast feed and did require Formula for supplementation after he was 3 months old. That said he did get at least 1 Breastmilk bottle a a day until he was 12 months old. And as preemies go he was very healthy. He only Had a little bit of an issue with reflux but that resolved at about 9 months old. I would say to keep working at Breast feed and be willing to pump if breastfeeding isn't working well with your preemie but nursing a preemie as a first child is a lot harder than nursing a full term baby or nursing a preemie after having success nursing other children. We had to turn to strangers, because Non of the living Grandparents had Breastfed any of their children. My BFF was a retired nurse and while she had never nursed a baby herself her medical knowledge mixed with the information from her mother (we communicated over the phone because she lives over 1000 miles away )who had nursed a preemie helped me have success.

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  • Tania

    Listen to the baby's cues, find a comfortable place to feed and enjoy the bonding time!

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  • Audra

    The best advice that I received was that it was okay to ask for help. I spoke to a lot of nurses when I was in the hospital and was able to get lots of great advice and was shown a variety of techniques until we found the one that would work for us. As well, I found it very helpful to have my family take care of me in the beginning so that I could concentrate on taking care of my new little bundle of joy.

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  • Seyma Shabbir

    Best advice, let your mothering instinct kick it. Don't stress or worry too much about how others do it.
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  • Alisha D

    best piece of advice had to have been, stick with it. It may be hard at first but stick with it. Youll get the hand of it.

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  • Marina Arnusch
    Marina Arnusch June 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

    The best advice I received was not to worry that my little one was only eating on one side and for a max time of 8 minutes. I was really worried that he wasn't getting enough; but, he's 6 months now and has more than tripled his birth weight on breast milk alone.

    ... and, WATER, WATER, WATER ladies :)

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  • Linds

    Best advice: It's really hard in the beginning, with around the clock feeds, latching problems, milk flow issues, but don't give up and it's one of the most rewarding and bonding experiences you'll ever have. My daughter is 16 months and it has been an amazing journey thus far!

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  • Jessi Greenmamajama
    Jessi Greenmamajama June 28, 2012 at 7:10 am

    The best advice I could give is DON'T GIVE UP! Don't be discouraged by a small milk supply. If you put your hungry baby at your breast, your body will make milk.

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  • SweetPanda

    The best advice I have is nurse often once the baby is born and this will increase your milk flow. Also drink lots of liquids will help too

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  • Loretta Chan

    best advice about breastfeeding: Nurse your baby in bed during the night so you don't need to get up.

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  • Patricia

    Best advice ? Be confident that you CAN breastfeed :)

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  • Roxanne Malo

    il faut être patiente et de relaxer, tout va suivre par la suite.

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  • Tina W.

    Relax and enjoy the time together, it is over quickly.

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  • Annie

    Le meilleur conseil que j'ai eu au sujet de l'allaitement a été de me fier à mon bébé et non à l'horloge ou au calendrier. C'est ce qui m'a permis d'être moins stressée et plus à l'écoute des besoins de ma fille.

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  • Cinthia

    Le meilleur conseil que j'ai reçu est de faire confiance à mon instinct de maman. Les mères allaitent depuis la nuit des temps, je serais donc capable d'y arriver moi aussi! Sans oublier de demander de l'aide, cela peut faire de grandes différences, même si bébé semble bien boire. Une simple modification de la position de bébé, ou un enseignement d'une nouvelle position, peut rendre l'allaitement encore plus facile! :)

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  • Bettina

    Learn how to nurse laying down. Sooo much easier for those middle of the night feedings

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  • Anne-Marie Bergeron
    Anne-Marie Bergeron June 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Les bébés sont faits pour téter et les mères pour allaiter!!!
    J'y ai toujours cru malgré les difficultés.

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  • Annie

    apprendre à laisser les choses aller, on ne peut pas tout controler! surtout lorsqu'il s'agit de bébé et d'allaitement!! c

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  • Megan

    Trust your instincts. Feed the baby when their hungry and don't worry about a "schedule". Don't give up - you can do it!

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  • Carrie

    Just be patient and take your time. Your baby and you will get it. Anything worth doing isn't alway going to be easy.

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  • Annie

    "Une tétée à la fois". Phrase très pratique à se répéter, surtout au début, quand ça fait très mal. Et croire ses amies lorsqu'elles nous disent que dans pas long, on ne sentira plus rien, c'est tellement vrai!!

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  • Ashley

    Relax and drink lots.

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  • Lina

    Give it some time. Sleep and drink and check kellymom.com.

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  • Jennifer

    I think the best advice is something I figured out on my own. Stop worrying about it so much - the latch, eating enough, whether you nurse them to sleep or not etc etc and just enjoy what you are doing with your baby. It is called nursing for a reason - it is not just about eating.It is very special to be able to nuture your baby physically and emotionally with your own body just like you did when they were developing inside you.

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  • Sissy

    The first two weeks are hard, but just keep at it, because it gets much much easier.

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  • Karine

    Le meilleur conseil que j'ai reçu a été en fait l'aide reçue par l'infirmière du CLSC de ma région lors de sa visite qui m'a montré les positions possibles de l'allaitement avec ma fille. Ce fut d'un grand secours !! Je dois dire aussi que tous les encouragements pour persévérer au-delà du fameux 2 premières semaines ont été très bénéfiques !

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  • anne

    if you have trouble - get help! there are lots of great lactation consultants out there.

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  • Maya Shenoy

    Get a good nursing bra! Momzelle was instrumental in helping me get the best nursing shirts. Also, to trust yourself.....

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  • tennille

    Don't let other people pressure or sway you. And NO MATTER WHAT you decide or works best for you remember YOU ARE A GOOD MOM and doing the best you can. Do your best and love your baby!

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  • Amanda

    The best advice I ever got about breast feeding was to learn how to nurse side lying! I get more sleep than most other mothers because we do the boob and roll.

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  • Genevieve

    Durant la 2ieme et 3 ieme semaine... c'etait tres dur pour moi, j'avais mal aux seins car bebe buvait a tout les 1h30... On m'a dit: n'abandonne pas tout de suite! C'est le bout le plus dur! Et ca ete tellement vrai! apres la 3ieme semaine, tout est rentrer dans l'ordre! Maintenant bebe a 2 mois et j'allaite ou je veux, comme je veux!! <3

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  • Kristi Lockhart
    Kristi Lockhart June 27, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Best advice was put saran wrap (plastic wrap) on your nipples. Never had a single problem with sore nipples!!

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  • Tricia

    Best advice I got was that it gets better. I was determined to breastfeed no matter what, and knowing that it would get better and eventually be easy helped so much. My babe is 5 months now, and it did get better. Its easy now, and I'm so glad I carried on :)

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  • Alexandra

    Il ne faut pas trop se tracasser pour l'allaitement; les mamans le font depuis toujours et il n'y a aucune raison de s'en faire. Bien entendu c'est demandant, mais tellement agréable. Un excellent conseil reçu et qui devrait d'ailleurs être le premier donné après l'accouchement: il faut que le bébé ouvre très grand la bouche avant de commencer son goûté!

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  • Crunchy Con Mommy

    The best advice I got was when I learned how to nurse laying down. After an unexpected c-section, that was such a lifesaver to have an easy nursing position that I could rest and recover myself in and not have the baby on my scar!So my advice to other new mamas is to try a variety of nursing positions until you find one or more you love!

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  • Pat

    The best piece of advice I heard was to give breastfeeding six weeks in order to feel like you've gotten the hang of it. I was skeptical when I heard it but then had my baby, and sure enough, at the sixth week, I felt like things were getting easier, and the seventh week was even more easy.

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  • Geneviève

    Le meilleur conseil que j'ai eu était de ne pas abandonner même
    Si c'était très difficile parfois et c'est vrai que ça en vaut la peine!

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  • johanne vadeboncoeur
    johanne vadeboncoeur June 27, 2012 at 10:27 am

    le meilleur conseil que lon ma donné: laisser aller les choses comme elle vont! je sais ca parait simplet comme tout mais en se stressant, en pendant toujours a comment pourquoi et quand on doit allaiter, on ne saide pas du tout, on ne fais que se compliquer la vie encore plus! il faut juste savoir nos limites, avoir de bonnes amies qui peuvent nous soutenir et surtout ne pas nous obliger a la faire si on ne sent pas quon es capable!! surtout pas de pression, ca ne fait quagraver les choses!

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  • Michelle

    The best advice I received about breast feeding can not be simplified with one piece of advice. I received so much helpful advice while breastfeeding both my children from local breast feeding clinics. The most importent suggestion I can give to new or even moms of multiple children is if you ever have any questions or concerns call your local BF clinics. And of course ultimately do what is right for you and your baby. You are the expert about your baby. Cheers

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  • Jen D.

    C'est rarement facile au début et c'est normal. Il faut continué pour la santé de l'enfant et le lien privilégié que l'allaitement crée. Et, ça finit toujours par être moins chiant que le biberon.

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  • Annie

    Persévérer :)

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  • Natalie Mucciarone
    Natalie Mucciarone June 27, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Everyday gets a little bit easier...just like almost everything about motherhood!

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  • Catherine Pelletier
    Catherine Pelletier June 27, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Le meilleur conseil que j'ai reçu est de m'informer pendant la grossesse, de ne pas attendre que le bébé soit arrivé, ainsi je peux me préparer et connaître d'avance les ressources qui seront là pour m'aider en cas de problème.

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  • Ann-Marie

    The best advised I received was to be present with your child as s/he breastfeeds. The connection I feel with her is so strong at all times, but especially as I watch her nurse.

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  • Kelly

    the best advice I received was to lay down while BFing at night- makes it so easy for a tired mama!

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  • Lee

    I thought the most useful information I received when I started breastfeeding my first (7.5 years ago!) was learning the capacity of a newborn's stomach. Their little tummies are so tiny, it helped me feel confident that I was able to produce the quantity of colostrum, and then milk, that she needed.

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  • Bethany Eskro
    Bethany Eskro June 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

    When my second baby was born we were both struggling a bit to get a good, comfortable latch. A lactation consultant reminded me that I nursed my first until she was 11 months old which is very, very different from nursing a newborn. I had honestly never thought of it that way. But she was right, I was trying to get my newborn to nurse like an 11 month old. Once I let go of that mindset we were able to get it down. Now here we are almost 13 months later and going strong even with me being ten weeks pregnant :)

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    • Sara

      Congratulations Bethany! You have been randomly selected as our 5000 facebook friend giveaway winner! We will be emailing you shortly with all the details.

      Happy Nursing,
      Sara @ Momzelle

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