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Some hospitals require pre-registration for labor and delivery. When you are 36 weeks pregnant, it is a good time to contact the hospital and fill out any necessary paperwork. That way, when you arrive at the hospital in labor, there are no forms to fill out, insurance cards to remember … you can give them your name and they can pull up your file. You can then concentrate on your baby.
If you haven't thought about whether you will breastfeed or bottle feed your baby, the third trimester is the time to learn more about both and make a decision about what you plan to do. Breastfeeding has many more advantages over formula for your health and your baby's health. Discuss breastfeeding with your doctor or with a pediatrician, and then make a decision that is best for you.
Myth: Women with small breasts will not be able to produce enough milk to provide for their baby.
Regardless of your breast size, as long as you have proper nutrition, plenty of fluids, and rest, you should be able to produce plenty of milk.