Getting started: Leaning Back Laying belly-to-belly with your baby is the most natural thing to do immediately after birth. When your baby shows signs of trying to find the breast, support this search. He or she will nuzzle up and attach to the breast. Breastfeeding while leaning back comfortably goes along with your baby’s natural instincts. […]
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It’s good for you and your baby to stay in the same room, day and night, for your entire hospital stay, unless a medical need requires separation. Your baby takes comfort when you are close by. Your smell and your voice are calming to your baby. Think about a trusted adult who can stay with […]
Initiating skin-to-skin contact helps keep your newborn warm and secure. Your baby should be placed skin-to-skin with you right at the time of birth. In fact, some hospitals practice skin-to-skin after C-sections in the operating room. It’s also great for partners to be skin-to-skin with your baby. The cream on the newborns’ skin is good […]
I am not sure I have enough milk. In the early days and weeks, your baby may need to eat every 1-2 hours, or more. Twelve feedings in 24 hours is not uncommon. Feeding your baby on cue early helps to bring in a full milk supply and maintain it. Another reason for low milk […]