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Getting Comfortable with Breastfeeding

This is National Breastfeeding Week in the U.S.! Women’s Telehealth encourages moms to breastfeed, whether you are a first time or experienced mom with a new baby. With that thought in mind, Women’s Telehealth has collected some “Top Tips” to get comfortable with breastfeeding.

Top Tips to Get Comfortable with Breastfeeding

  • The first feeding and “latch on” is important for colostrum’s nutrients to help with baby’s immunity.
  • Forget about trying to follow a feeding schedule! Feed your baby as they are hungry.
  • Initial breast milk “flow” is important in the first few weeks.  Feed and pump often.
  • Breastfeeding pillows can be your “breast friend” when finding the most comfortable position.
  • Create some comfortable breastfeeding spaces in your home and stock them with pillows, snacks, water, books and breastfeeding accessories, so you don’t have get up during a feeding.
  • Make a breastfeeding travel bag and keep it handy.
  • Be diligent and don’t give up. Breastfeeding may be difficult at first, as with any new skill set, but well worth the rewards for you and baby!

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