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Breastfeeding Your Baby

Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has lifelong effects for your baby and for you. What you have seen and learned about infant feeding from your family, friends, and teachers is likely to influence your attitude and perceptions. Whether you definitely plan to breastfeed or you are still uncertain, the research is pretty clear. Your milk is the best milk for your baby, and it is the ideal first food for your baby's first several months.

Listed in the directory below, you will find additional information regarding breastfeeding your baby, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Breast Milk is the Best Milk

Getting Started

How Milk is Made

Effective Breastfeeding

Effective Sucking

Breastfeeding Difficulties - Mother

Sore Nipples

Insufficient or Delayed Milk Production

Low Milk Production

Flat or Inverted Nipples

Plugged Milk Ducts

Mastitis

Breastfeeding Difficulties - Baby

Ineffective Latch-On or Sucking

Slow or Poor Infant Weight Gain

Mismanaged Breastfeeding

Over-Active Let-Down

 
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