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Some aspects of breast-feeding may come naturally. But learning some breast-feeding skills and techniques can help you be more successful. Before
your baby is born, take classes, read books, and watch videos that demonstrate
If you have concerns about your ability to
breast-feed, talk to a lactation consultant while you are pregnant. After your
baby is born, it is helpful to have one-on-one instruction with a lactation
specialist or other knowledgeable health professional.
Breast-feeding may go
more smoothly in the first days and weeks if you and your baby are
relaxed and comfortable.
Having an alert baby will make it easier to get your baby to latch on. To wake your baby you can:
proper latch helps prevent problems.
Let your baby feed until he or she is satisfied.
April 13, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
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