Breastfeeding for Beginners

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.

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