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Breastfeeding
Benefits
Breastfeeding
Is Going Well If ...
Sleepy Baby

Latching

Scheduling Feedings
Pumping
NO Bottles
or Pacifiers
Breast Care
Breast
Compression
Lactation
Support

GET STARTED RIGHT

Take a breast feeding course if possible before the baby arrives

  • Minimize medications during labor and delivery
  • Nurse within the first hour of birth if possible
  • Keep your baby skin to skin
  • Avoid pacifiers and bottles until breastfeeding is well established usually 3-4 weeks
  • Give your baby no food or drink other than breast milk
Breastfeeding

HOW LONG SHOULD I BREASTFEED?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that mother’s milk be offered through the first year of life with solids gradually added in the 5th or 6th month. 
In the first year breastfeeding is the primary source of nutrition for your baby and has benefits for as long as you nurse even into the second and third years.

After the first year solids become a primary source of nutrition with breastfeeding continuing to contribute important immunities and nutrition as well as the emotional comfort breast feeding provides.

Click on link below and Print this log out
Breast feeding in the first week log
Circle the times you feed and keep up with Diapers

Breastfeeding 2