How to begin breastfeeding

Fine Tuning:

  • Finish one breast first. Allow your baby to nurse and come off the first breast spontaneously, relaxed and satisfied, before offering the other breast.
  • Nursing should be comfortable. If it's not, it's important to get help from a certified lactation consultant.

NOTE: Your baby should be having at least six to eight wet cloth diapers (five to six disposables) and two bowel movements a day, beginning around day three. If not, contact your baby's healthcare provider immediately.

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