During pregnancy the last thing on the mind of the average mommy to be is visiting the delivery hospital with their family in tow. Baby showers, maternity clothes shopping, and decorating the new baby’s room is all more interesting things to focus on. However, the hospital tour is your chance to meet some of the maternity ward staff, see the delivery rooms, and get a feel for the hospital as a whole. Most importantly, a hospital tour can help the younger members of your family get comfortable with the idea of mommy visiting the hospital. Scheduling an early visit will ensure that you and your family are able to complete a tour even if unexpected events at the hospital interfere with your plans.
One of the most important things you can do both before delivery and during nursing is to liberally use Lansinoh, a pure lanolin product that is applied directly to your nipples. There are many breastfeeding products out there, but Lansinoh is different because it does not have to be washed off before the baby nurses. Not only does this make feeding easier, but constantly washing your already tender nipples will just cause them to become more dry, cracked and unpleasant.