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Some aspects of breastfeeding may come naturally. But learning some breastfeeding 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
breastfeed, 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.
Breastfeeding 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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Mary Robbins, RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant
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