Helpful Breastfeeding Tips

We are dedicated to empower every mom to breastfeed comfortably and happily. We have collected a variety of breastfeeding tips and comments from our customers, social media fans, and breastfeeding support websites. We update our breastfeeding tips often, so be sure to check in with us! 

A Good Latch On 
The baby positioned on the breast with the entire nipple and at least an inch of the areolar tissue in his mouth. The compression of the suck and the baby’s tongue resting on the lower gum allows the baby to draw milk through the nipple. – American Academy of Pediatrics

Colorstrum: It is the forerunner to breast milk and may be yellow to almost colorless. It is present in the breasts during pregnancy and the initial fluid that baby will receive for approximately 2-3 days until breast milk is established. - American Academy of Pediatrics

Breastfeeding Benefits
For Baby, there are countless benefits – here are just a handful! Perfectly matched nutrition, Stimulates senses of taste and smell, Filled with antibodies that protect against infection and it’s easily digested.
– American Academy of Pediatrics

Breastfeeding for at least 6 months 
"New research has found that breastfeeding for at least six months is associated with language, movement, and coordination skills." - Moms Pop Sugar

Breast is Best -
"The consistency of breast milk is easier for developing digestive systems to process than formula." - Moms Pop Sugar

Best Combos for Breastfeeding 
With the ideal combination of vitamins, protein, and fat, breast milk offers your infant everything he or she needs to grow in every ounce. - Pop Sugar Website

Your Baby's Weight
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

Growth Spurts...
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

Continue your prenatal vitamins
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 Follower

Breastfeeding tips from a fellow Mother
Be sure to get the right latch, try different breastfeeding positions, Get help EARLY! Use a prop: a nursing pillow (or any pillow), nipple creams or lanolin and nursing pads! Expect that it will have it's challenges, and lastly think peaceful thoughts - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

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

Hangout with Your Friends That Are PROS
Pals who also nurse in public can act as a built in support group! Providing advice and strength in numbers! - Fit Pregnancy

Babys Tummy
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

Increasing Mothers Milk Supply 
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

Successful Sucking Position
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

Not just for newborns
Breastfeeding is the optimal method of feeding infants. Breastfeeding may continue for up to 2 years of age and beyond - La Leche League Book

Newborn Baby Wishes
The Newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of it's mother, food from her breasts and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.  - La Leche League Book

Breastfeeding Super Powers
It may sound silly, but because of being able to breastfeed my baby for so long, I feel like superwoman!- Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Pregnant and put on bed rest with a toddler at home
We baby gated our family room. And this is where we spend our day while the hubby is at work. I am either on the couch or in our big recliner. My little guy plays and watches movies all day. Only time I lift is to get him in and out of his high chair. Or in and out of his pack n play. I'm not supposed to... but I have no choice. - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Got Enough Milk?
Many Nursing Moms throw in the breastfeeding towel when they see their  baby's weight drop a few days after birth. Some weight loss is normal in your baby's first days of life. He should return to his birth weight within two weeks of deliver; after that, he should gain about 1/2 to 1 ounce a day until about 4 months of age. If he doesn't and you suspect he's not getting enough milk, see your pediatrician. - Fit Pregnancy

Natural Ways to Boost Milk Supply
Breastfeed often, because the more often and the longer your baby latches on to suck, the more milk you'll produce. A lactation consultant can teach you the best techniques and positions! - Fit Pregnancy

Never leave the house without a water bottle and at least one healthy snack!
- Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Water, Water, Water
Water, water & water with a pinch of salt to replace electrolytes lost through sweating. Living in San Antonio one could melt just stepping outside in the shade! Tank tops for quick access so baby stays hydrated as well. Lightweight onesies for my cutie. Hats and sunscreen. - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Keeping Baby Hydrated
Don't get in a hurry, especially if baby is little and you're exclusively breastfeeding. Mommy is not just baby's food source but also the only hydration baby gets on hot days. Be prepared to be an on demand drinking fountain, so don't be in a hurry.- Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Keep Hydrated This Summer
Coconut Water is very hydrating and wear clothes that are light and airy! Find cool areas to nurse and don't skip meals! - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Baby will feed a lot
Many new moms worry about how often their baby is feeding and it's totally normal because breast milk is so easy digested. I say just go with the flow if baby wants it, give it! - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

If you have pain, just keep on nursing! The pain will go away...
- Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Do it, that's it...
No excuses, no selfishness, no whining. You WILL love it soon enough! - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Be present and in the moment...
They grow up too fast! Don't worry about all that needs to get done, because your baby just wants the best of you! - Veronica, mom of 2

Stay Determined
Don't give up! And use the restroom before you start. - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Enjoy it! Watch your baby.
You will find happy milk smiles, your baby watching you, playing with your hair/necklace/ is a precious time that will someday be missed! - Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Don't stress, keep a positive attitude, relax and enjoy the bonding experience
- Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Positive Self Talk. Relax.
Tell yourself " I have plenty of milk for my baby!" and imagine a gentle waterfall of milk.  Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Turn your clock around, and listen to your baby and your body
- Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Nurse on demand, put your feet up and relax with every feeding
- Nursing Bra Express Facebook Follower

Food allergies & breastfeeding
Something I find important to advise nursing moms about is the “family food allergy factor.” If there is a major food allergy within the family, on either side, it’s best to stay away from that/those particular foods while breastfeeding. Veronica, mom of 2