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How Prepared are You to Breastfeed Your Baby? (Prenatal Quiz!!)

How ready are you to breastfeed your baby? Can you answer these simple questions??? If you want to have a pain free, peaceful start to breastfeeding you'll need to have the right info. 

Find out what you know about...

Making Enough Milk

Red Flags that Lead to Struggle

What's Normal and What's Not??

Are you set up for success or will what you don't know lead you to self sabotage? 

Click the button below to put your breastfeeding knowledge to the test and see how prepared you really are!

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Hey, Welcome!

I'm Kelly, your guide, quiz creator and Lactation Expert. I founded Successful Breastfeeding LLC after I had my first baby and had the WORST experience with breastfeeding ever. The lactation consultants I saw, and support I had failed me. So... I went on a mission to make lactation support more available and EFFECTIVE. Because you deserve to have a successful breastfeeding journey, and get appropriate advice that will actually work for you. I don't ever want another mama to have the experience that I had with my first. So, now that you know a bit about me, let me learn a bit about you... or at least a bit about what you already know.

You ready to dive in? Let's go!

Milk Supply

Are you going to make enough milk? Let's see how much you know about establishing a healthy milk supply!

(These questions relate to the first few weeks when establishing a milk supply!)

Question 3 of 24

How soon after your baby is born should you start breastfeeding?

A

After they've been weighed, cleaned up, and diapered.

B

When the hospital staff says it's ok.

C

Within the first hour, immediately after birth.

D

Sometime in the first few hours.

Question 4 of 24

How often should your newborn baby need to nurse?

A

At least 5x every 24hrs

B

At least 6x every 24hrs

C

At least 7x every 24hrs

D

At least 8x every 24hrs

Question 5 of 24

True or False: Skipping a feeding at the breast and giving my baby a bottle instead is ok every once in a while. 

A

True

B

False

Question 6 of 24

Which of the following is true?

A

You should follow you baby's lead, and feed them according to their cues.

B

You should wake your baby around the clock, and feed them every 2-3hrs.

C

A feeding schedule of every 3hrs is the best.

Question 7 of 24

Which of the following should I be consuming to help me make enough milk?

(Select all that apply)
A

Lactation Cookies

B

Lactation Teas

C

More Milk Supplements/Tinctures

D

Pink Drinks/Electrolyte Drinks

E

Trick Question, None of These Things are Actually Helpful and are Nothing More than Placebo.

Question 8 of 24

True or False: I should be using a Haaka and/or a breast pump to help me establish a milk supply. 

A

True

B

False

Question 9 of 24

The best time to start pumping to stash away breastmilk is.....

A

As soon as possible and as often as I can.

B

As soon as possible, but I should only do it 1-2x per day.

C

Within the first 2 weeks.

D

Around 4-6 weeks when my milk supply has regulated.

Question 10 of 24

True or False: It's ok to give my baby a pacifier as long as breastfeeding is going well. 

A

True

B

False

Question 11 of 24

My baby sucked down a bottle after a feeding, this means I'm not making enough milk. 

A

True

B

False.

Question 12 of 24

At night time it's best to...

A

Keep my baby close and breastfeed them at the breast as often as they need.

B

Keep baby close, but pump so my partner can give the baby a bottle so I can have more sleep.

C

Have my baby sleep in another room, and give bottles instead of nurse.

D

I should consider formula supplements to help my baby sleep, my supply will be fine.

Question 13 of 24

True or False: My pediatrician can help me with breastfeeding.

A

True. Pediatricians are often very educated about breastfeeding and can give helpful advice.

B

False. Pediatricians, and other health care professionals, usually don't recieve lactation specific training and you should seek the support of a Credentialed Lactation Specialist.

Question 14 of 24

I have some breastfeeding questions, and need some answers. I should... 

A

Search Google.

B

Ask in a mom's group.

C

Talk to my pediatrician.

D

Ask in a breastfeeding group led by experts, or seek a lactation consultant.

Normal or Red Flag???

How much do you know about what you should expect in the early days? Let's find out if you can tell what's normal and what's not!

(These questions are about the first few weeks of breastfeeding!)

Question 16 of 24

Engorgement (being painfully overfull) is....

A

A normal part of the newborn phase

B

A red flag and a sign I need breastfeeding help

Question 17 of 24

Leaking is.... 

A

Normal, and usually nothing more than a laundry problem.

B

A red flag, and I should be worried my baby didn't drink enough.

Question 18 of 24

When my baby is clustering a few feedings together this is...

A

Normal every once in a while

B

Red flag always

Question 19 of 24

Cracked nipples is...

A

Normal, and I just need to use a cream to help them heal.

B

Red Flag. This is never normal and I need lactation support immediately.

Question 20 of 24

Nipple pain while breastfeeding is...

A

Normal and I just need to ride it out.

B

Red flag. Pain means something isn't right and I need to get help right away.

Question 21 of 24

My baby is struggling to latch or stay on the breast. This is...

A

Normal, and I just need to keep trying.

B

Red flag, my baby and I need support to navigate this issue.

Question 22 of 24

My baby is a "good sleeper" and already sleeping long stretches at night! This is...

A

Normal, enjoy the sleep!

B

Red Flag that could mean your milk supply is in danger.

Question 23 of 24

Crying after feeding is...

A

Normal and usually a sign my baby may be a little gassy or sleepy.

B

Always a Red Flag and I'm probably not producing enough.

Question 24 of 24

I can regularly feel hard spots, or pea sized lumps in my breasts. This is... 

A

Normal, this totally happens to everyone.

B

Red Flag that could lead to an infection

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