Hi Ladies! My name is blutea and I'm new to third trimester. I wanted to start a thread about breastfeeding because I'm sure a lot of us are thinking about it or have thought about it. I'm sure it has been talked about a lot already but I think it is important to discuss the topic ahead of time and to be prepared as much as possible. I would love to offer my support and advice as well as hear about your experiences, questions, concerns about breastfeeding in the future and any other ideas about that topic that you find important. (There is some great information in this thread that I posted a few weeks ago as well- https://www.babyandbump.com/pregnancy-second-trimester/509197-reasons-you-should-breastfeed.html) I apologize to those, ahead of time, who might find this topic offensive but, if you are willing, I would love to hear your input too, just please keep it supportive and polite. To introduce myself- I am a La Leche League leader and a BnB breastfeeding champion. I am pregnant and breastfeeding my son who is almost three years old, it looks like we will be tandem nursing in a few months. It will be quite an adventure to breastfeed a newborn and a toddler! I must admit that I am a bit nervous about the idea of tandem nursing but I have read and heard from other moms that it offers a wonderful bonding experience for the kids. My breastfeeding journey with my son had a rocky start (thrush, mastitis, sore and cracked nipples, bad latch, oversupply...) I was about ready to give up very early on but my stubbornness kept me going. I struggled with post partum depression for the first year and breastfeeding really helped me get through it. I had to overcome childhood sexual abuse and a cultural belief that breasts were only meant for men to play with. (Silly men, boobs are for babies! ) I attended my first La Leche League meeting when my son was only a few weeks old and we have been going every month ever since because, for me, being around other like minded mothers was so very helpful. I have found deep emotional healing, from the childhood abuse that I had to endure, through breastfeeding and I am very passionate about helping others succeed. What are your thoughts? ETA: If you would like to find your local La Leche League meetings follow this link- https://www.llli.org/WebIndex.html All pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are welcome!