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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.

Breastfeeding: How Your Baby Gets the Milk Out of Your Breast

So how does your baby drink and draw the milk out of your breast? Believe it or not, she does most of the work during nursing. Of course when you have a let-down, your body helps her along with the free-flowing milk, but for the most part it's her sucking action that draws the milk from your breast.
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Breastfeeding: How Often do I Breastfeed?

Learn how often you should breastfeed your newborn. A common belief is that you should feed your baby every 3 hours. While this isn't completely wrong, it's not completely right either.
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Breastfeeding: How to Learn Baby's Feeding Cues

Although it might seem like the only thing your newborn is doing for the first few days or weeks of her life is eating and sleeping, she actually started communicating with you as soon as she was born. As a new mom, you'll need to learn to decipher her signals.
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Breastfeeding: How Long Should a Feeding Take?

One of the most common questions new moms ask is how long each feeding of their newborn should take. And while the answer depends on your baby and not the clock, it helps to have a general time frame when you're breastfeeding for the first time.
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Care Plan: What if Early Breastfeeding is Not Going Perfectly?

So you've fed early and often, you've limited the separation between you and your baby, you've followed the tips for latching—you've done everything that all of the books, websites and instructors have suggested, but you still have a sense that your baby isn't feeding effectively. Where do you go from here?
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Breastfeeding: How do I Know Baby is Getting Enough at Each Feeding?

Figuring out whether your baby has had enough at a feeding can be daunting for new moms, since there isn't any way to measure how many ounces of milk your baby has taken from your breast. Learn more about quiet alert time, hiccups, deep sleep and what they mean.
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Breastfeeding: How to Breastfeed a Sleepy Baby

Every new mom can relate to this scene: You latch your newborn baby onto your breast and she nurses contently for a few minutes, then slips into a peaceful sleep. Ten minutes later, just as you settle down to have a nap yourself or maybe put in a load of laundry, she wakes up and wants to eat again. The cycle continues. Learn how to keep your newborn from falling asleep too soon into a feeding.
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Breastfeeding: Waking Your Baby to Eat: When do I Stop?

It's been a couple of weeks since your baby was born. You've been keeping to his feeding schedule, getting up every 2 to 3 hours during the night to feed him and sometimes waking him so he doesn't go too long without eating. This routine can be tiring, but there's a light at the end of this very short tunnel.
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Breastfeeding: How to Know Baby is Getting Enough Overall - Diapers

The cues that your baby is getting enough overall are simple to look for, and it's important to monitor them in the first days and weeks. Diapers are the earliest and easiest sign to measure - here's how.
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Breastfeeding: How to Know Baby is Getting Enough Overall - Weight Gain

It's a good idea to monitor your baby's weight on the scale. When it comes to weight gain, there are two rules of thumb to follow to make sure she's getting enough.
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