So I went to a breastfeeding class on Monday.
Since then, I've had dreams about breastfeeding, and am considering molesting one of RockNoodle's dolls for practice. I also spend an inordinate amount of time checking out my breasts--which is useless, since clearly there won't be much resemblance between what they look like now and what they'll look like when they're open for business.
Obviously, there's a big part of me (the part that balked at the idea of taking the class in the first place) that thinks this is all ridiculous and overthinking, and honestly women have been feeding their babies (and other people's babies) for millennia, and it can't be that hard. Also there's the other part of me that keeps cautioning, "Chill. For God's sake, chill. Breastfeeding is great, immunities, blah blah blah, but if it doesn't work out it doesn't mean the baby will die or be stupid or hate you."
Which I get. But I feel like I should at least give it a good try. And now I'm armed with all this knowledge--latches, holds, C-holds--and I feel like it's all very vague and theoretical. Could someone let me borrow their baby? Just until I get the hang of it? Would you mind terribly?