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Resource Library

Here you’ll find an archive of all of our breastfeeding resources written by our certified experts. Everything you ever wanted to know and more is right at your fingertips and just a click away.

What to Bring with you to the Hospital

Between picking out the nursery colors, putting together the new crib and admiring the impossibly small clothes, we wanted to make one task a little easier for you: packing your hospital bag.
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What is Colostrum?

Colostrum is the "early milk" your breasts start producing in your third trimester of pregnancy, and then the first milk your newborn receives.
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Breastfeeding: The First Few Hours

A lot of breastfeeding information focuses on what happens after your milk comes in, which usually occurs at around Day 3 post-birth. But what happens during the first few hours after delivery?
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Breastfeeding: The First Three Days

The first days of your newborn's life can be a roller-coaster for both of you. From the exhilaration of birth to feelings of overwhelming pride and love, you'll run the gamut of emotions—and feeding patterns. Although there's no "normal" behavior for a baby during the first few days, here are some common scenarios for the first three days.
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How your breasts will change during pregnancy and nursing

When most women think of their breasts during pregnancy, the following comes to mind: they grow (and grow and grow!). Learning about your breast anatomy and physiology will help you understand the changes that will take place during and after pregnancy. It'll help you better understand breastfeeding and how your breasts prepare, adapt and aid your baby feed efficiently.
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Breastfeeding: What is a Latch?

To put it simply, a latch is the attachment of your baby's mouth onto your breast. Having a good, deep latch is one of the most important parts of breastfeeding, because it helps ensure that your baby can drink effectively from your breast.
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Breastfeeding: How to Position your Baby

Learn how to position your baby while breastfeeding - including: how to position baby's body, how to hold baby's head, and how to position baby's head (nose to nipple).
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Breastfeeding: How to Hold your Breast

Whether you're a 32B or a 46H, it's helpful to support your breast in a way that will make it easy for your baby to get a good, deep latch.
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Breastfeeding: How to Position Yourself

One of the first and most important things you'll learn about breastfeeding is how to hold your baby. But what about how to position yourself? After all, you'll be spending many hours nursing, especially during the first few weeks, so it's important that you don't feel any strain or tension. If you follow these simple steps, you should have a comfortable breastfeeding experience.
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Breastfeeding Holds: Cross-Cradle, Football Hold, Cradle, Side-Lying

Learn the four common breastfeeding holds. The cross-cradle and the football holds are great during the first few weeks of breastfeeding. The cradle and the side-lying positions are more effective after a few weeks, when both you and your baby are more experienced breastfeeders.
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