ArticleGuide to breastfeeding and feeding positions
Yes, it seems like another pregnancy miracle, but it’s true—your body produces the perfect baby food: Breast milk. For starters, learn as much as you can even before baby arrives (it’s an ideal part of you being prepared to breastfeed)—and follow this guide! You’ll be aware of common challenges and feel ready to get this wonderful bonding experience off to a good start for both you and your baby.
ArticleBreast Milk Production: The First Days of Breastfeeding
Did you know that your breast milk changes to meet the needs of your baby? During the first few days after birth you will produce colostrum, a nutrient-rich milk, in small amounts, perfect for your baby’s tiny tummy. By the second week your breast milk will change to mature milk to meet your baby’s growing needs.
ArticleWhat is mastitis?
Did you know? Up to one in three moms who breastfeed experience a painful condition called mastitis. It can happen when milk stays in your breast too long, or from infection in your breast. Most mastitis cases develop during the first 12 weeks; learn how to reduce your chances of developing it.
Article8 tips to help with breastfeeding problems
Breastfeeding is a learned process—by mom and baby—and you may face some challenges in the first few months of breastfeeding. The most important advice is to seek help as soon as you sense a problem and find a good support network early on.
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