Learn how to prepare for breastfeeding during pregnancy, get started in the hospital, and successfully manage the early days and months of nursing.
A section on Common Difficulties provides helpful suggestions if any problems occur.
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POPULAR TOPICS INCLUDE:
Benefits of breastfeeding
What to expect the first four days
First night home from the hospital
How to make plenty of milk
What to do if baby won’t settle after a feeding
Caring for a toddler & the new baby
Medications & breastfeeding
Diet, alcohol & losing your baby weight
Starting solid foods
Returning to work
Use Breastfeeding Central’s Help Locator to find board certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs) and breastfeeding support groups worldwide.
Breastfeeding Central is written by Beverley Rae, MSW, IBCLC, who has helped thousands of mothers to breastfeed successfully. Beverley’s 25 years of experience as a board certified lactation consultant began with nursing her own five children. She is a former president of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Beverley received a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. Her private practice, Breastfeeding Resources, is located in Manhasset, New York.
Learn more at www.breastfeedingresources.net and www.facebook.com/BreastfeedingResources.
Breastfeeding Central covers all of the following:
PREPARATION FOR BREASTFEEDING
-Benefits for mother & baby
-Helpful books & websites
-Creating your ‘nursing corner’
-Forming a support system & more
GETTING STARTED IN THE HOSPITAL
-Positioning baby at breast & latching on
-What to expect the first four days
-How to make plenty of milk
EARLY DAYS AT HOME
-First night home from the hospital
-How often & how long should feedings be?
-How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk?
-What if my baby won’t settle after a feeding?
-Partner’s role in successful breastfeeding
-Taking care of yourself
-The importance of support & where to find it
-Managing a toddler & the new baby
-Baby won’t latch on
-Low milk supply
-Too much milk
THE FIRST SIX MONTHS
-How long should I plan to breastfeed?
-Diet, alcohol & weight loss
-Nursing in public
-Medications & breastfeeding
-Starting solid foods
RETURNING TO WORK
-Planning for your return to work
-Pumping & storing breastmilk
-How much milk to leave
-How often to pump at work
-Keeping up your milk supply
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