Finding Your Breastfeeding Rhythm

Finding Your Breastfeeding Rhythm

While breastfeeding is a natural experience, like anything new, practice will be the secret to your breastfeeding success. Everything you need to know to establish a successful breastfeeding routine can be found here. This will help you and your baby discover the most comfortable, and enjoyable breastfeeding experience.

Effective Feeding: How to Ensure Effective Feeding

Newborns often lack stamina when they breastfeed and are largely "flow-dependent," which means they need your breasts to have a good flow, or milk supply in order for them to keep going. Here's how to ensure effective feeding.
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Breastfeeding: Milk Flow - The Difference Between Breast and Bottle

Babies, especially newborns, are "flow-dependent," meaning they need a steady flow of milk in order to keep feeding. If the flow slows down, they slow down too. Here are the differences between milk coming from the breast and the bottle.
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Breastfeeding: How Milk Supply Affects Your Flow Rate

Babies, and especially newborns, need a steady flow of milk in order to keep breastfeeding. If the flow slows down so does the baby, often resulting in her shutting down or falling asleep before she gets filled up.
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Care Plan: How to Fix Your Milk Flow and Increase Your Milk Supply

If baby isn't gaining weight or she's acting fussy and hungry all the time, you need to figure out why, then solve the problem. In most cases, the problem is milk flow.
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Breastfeeding: Why Your Baby May Not Be Getting Enough

There are various reasons why some babies have trouble getting a full feeding, but a lot of it stems from a newborn's stamina, or lack of it. Babies need a steady milk flow to keep sucking, and if that flow slows down, your baby will slow down too and might even stop feeding.
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Breastfeeding: What Am I Supplementing With?

A breast milk supplement is anything other than the milk your baby drinks directly from your breasts. It also includes your own breast milk when it has been pumped.
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