4. Avoid Pacifiers, Initially
You’ll have tons of them all around you and your baby may love them, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends avoiding pacifiers for the first three to four weeks. This gives you and your baby time to adjust and understand their natural hunger cues that can sometimes be confused by a pacifier.
5. Find a Good Pump
It may not be necessary immediately, but, at some point in your breastfeeding journey, you’ll want to express your milk. All pumps are not created equal. Find the one that you like the best. You can use anything from a manual pump to an electric pump. Make sure that everything fits. There are different size breast shields and an ill fit can make a big difference. The Mayo Clinic is a great resource when determining what you need.