Breastfeeding Tips

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Babies lose an average of 7% of their birth weight in the first 3 days after birth. For example, a 3.2 kilogram or 7-pound baby will lose about 230 grams or 1/2 a pound. - American Academy of Pediatrics

Babies often experience a sudden burst in growth - a growth "spurt" - at certain times within their first weeks. During these growth spurts your baby may want to nurse more than usual. - American Academy of Pediatrics

Ask your OB to refill your prenatal prescription. This is just as much for your benefit as for your baby's. Just like during pregnancy, your baby will get the nutrients she needs from you, but if you don't take care of your body, you're the one who will suffer. Or ask your OB before resuming any other supplements while breastfeeding! - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Fan

Be sure to get the right latch, try different breastfeeding positions, Get help EARLY! Use a prop: a Boppy, Nipple cream and nursing pads! Expect that it will have it's challenges, and lastly think peaceful thoughts - Nurisng Bra Express Fan

Nursing is a different experience for every mother and baby, so what works for one woman may not work for the next. - Baby Center

Pals who also nurse in public can act as a built in support group! Providing advice and strength in numbers! - Fit Pregnancy

Did you know your baby’s Tummy is the size of a cooked chick pea or hazelnut at 1 to 2 days and grows to the size of a Walnut by 2 weeks! - Lactation Consultant Newsletter

Methods to increase Mother's Milk Supply: * Correct latch and position * Use breast compressions * Increase use of breasts * Increase number of feeds * Express milk after feeds.  - Lactation Consultant Newsletter

 

Do not let baby slide onto the nipple, stopping short of the correct sucking position. Be sure he opens his mouth very wide so your nipple goes far back into his mouth.  - La Leche League Book

Breastfeeding is the ooptimal method of feeding infants. Breastfeeding may continue for up to 2 years of age and beyond - La Leche League Book