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Breastfeeding 101

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Tips on Getting Started


If you are a first-time mother, getting started with breastfeeding can be a little overwhelming. Our breastfeeding chart will make it easier to keep track of the suckling details.

Positioning your baby correctly is key for a proper latch and will ensure your baby is getting the best intake of milk. Once your baby is correctly latched on, milk flow should come naturally. If you are having difficulty, don't become frustrated or force your nipple into your baby's mouth. Stay calm, sooth your infant, and try a different position.

Staying healthy will also make breastfeeding easier on you and your new baby. Make sure you follow a healthy diet, and avoid foods and substances that are unhealthy or that will make your baby gassy or uncomfortable.

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