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Read the following articles before you do anything
Be educated about breastfeeding
- Consult a lactation consultant (from the hospital
or in private practice). Find out the charges and
how you can reach them. Links
- Free hotline provided by volunteer support group.
In the hospital
Opt for non-medicated delivery
e.g opt for non-epidural if possible as it will cause
babies to be drowsy and not interested in feeding
in the first few days. This will affect milk production.
Latch the baby on upon delivery.
This is to trigger baby’s suckling reflex especially
in the first half hour after delivery where the reflex
is the strongest. You may request for the lactation
consultant to be present during birth. Include this
in your birth plan.
Correct latching of baby.
A proper latch is crucial to success. This is the
key to successful breastfeeding. Unfortunately, too
many mothers are being "helped" by people
who don’t know what a proper latch is. If you
are told that your two-day old latch is good despite
having very sore nipples, be skeptical. Ask for help
from someone who knows. Seek help from the lactation
consultant in your hospital. You have paid for the
service, so use it wisely. Links
Do not introduce artificial
nipple or formula during the first six weeks
to prevent nipple confusion. However in the event
where you really need to introduce the artificial
means of feeding your baby, you may want to consider
getting a cup-feeder to prevent nipple confusion.
Feed on demand and watch the
Feed your babies based on his or her cues. Do not
restrict the length or frequency of breastfeedings.
Nursing frequently and unrestricted will stimulate
your milk supply, and may also help alleviate engorgement.
A baby who drinks well will not be on the breast
for hours at a time. If he is, it is usually because
he is not latching on well and not getting the milk
that is available. Get help to fix the baby's latch,
and use compression to get the baby more milk. However,
although babies know when they are hungry, it should
be noted that newborn babies are very sleepy. Wake
your baby up if he does not nurse longer than 4 hours.
Seek help if something is wrong.
Pain is not part of breastfeeding. If you still experience
pain after 6 weeks of breastfeeding, seek help. Something
may be wrong Article Link
Compiled from the
and Breastfeeding (summary of a research paper)
and breastfeeding by www.breastfeeding .com
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confusion – a good article discussing nipple
Contributed by Jenny Wee, Mother of James
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