first time breastfeeding

What are some steps during pregnancy can a first time brestfeeding mom take when planning to breastfeed?

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Feb 21, 2013
My tips
by: Anonymous

Keep an open mind about all aspects of breastfeeding.

It's natural but doesn't always come naturally and some women need help.

Dont be afraid to ask for help, if it's available then use it.

Have realistic expectations.

Research as much as you can about all aspects of breastfeeding. Including issues you may have so you are prepared.

If all else fails with breastfeeding, there is another option instead of turning straight to formula.

That is pumping... Exclusivly pumping is becoming more and more the norm and I would love this to be an option in hospitals. You are still giving baby that precious liquid gold it's just not from the breast.

I hope this helps,

Good luck

Feb 22, 2013
new mom
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD (CBI)


Here are some pages that can help...

Preparing to breastfeeding while pregnant.

Tips for first time breastfeeding moms.

Educate yourself: Read, read and read some more! all pages listed in our sitemap.

Importance of breastfeeding right after birth.

Realizing that breastfeeding is an intuitive act with the breast crawl.

Hope this helps

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