Breastfeeding Tips

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  • Your milk is all they need.
  • Breastfeeding babies do not need extra water.
  • Avoid giving artificial nipples, bottles or pacifiers in the first few weeks of life unless directed to do so by your doctor.
  • The more often you breastfeed, the more milk you will make.
  • Your body makes as much milk as your baby needs.
  • Breastfeed your baby often and feed your baby on demand.
  • This is your baby’s way of alerting you to her hunger.
  • Crying is the last sign of distress.
  • Responding early will help avoid this.
  • Keep your baby calm and cozy by continuing cuddling skin to skin at home. Your baby will stay warm and comfortable on your chest, continuing bonding, soothing and increasing breastfeeding.

Tip of the Month

Take a prenatal childbirth/breastfeeding class between 30-34 weeks into your pregnancy. Prior education and knowledge will make for a more positive labor/birthing experience.

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