You may be reading this booklet because you have decided to breastfeed or you are still trying to decide and want to know what is involved. In either case, this booklet can help you. Since breastfeeding is not something you were born knowing how to do, this booklet was written to give you detailed information on how to start your baby breastfeeding, how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk, how to keep your milk flowing, common problems mothers may have with their breasts and nipples and how to treat them, and much more.
Breastfeeding gives your baby many health benefits. It also provides a special way to bond with your baby. The best thing you can do now is to read all about it and then decide if it’s right for you.
• Overview of Breastfeeding
• When to Feed Your Baby
• How to Feed Your Baby
• Breast Care While Breastfeeding
• Breast and Nipple Problems While Breastfeeding
• Expressing and Storing Breast Milk
• Keeping up the Milk Supply
• Nutrition While Breastfeeding
• Breastfeeding in Special Situations
• Returning to Work While Breastfeeding
• Resources for Support While Breastfeeding
The information in this article is not meant to replace the personal advice of your pediatrician or any member of your health-care team.