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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.

Breastfeeding: How to Know Baby is Getting Enough Overall - Infant Behavior

Infant behavior is perhaps the most important when it comes to ensuring baby is getting enough, even though it's the least measurable. So what does a satisfied and thriving newborn baby act like?
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Care Plan: Sore Nipples

While sore, cracked or bleeding nipples are common in the early days, if you feel your latches are good but your breasts are becoming more painful, there's a plan to help you through this tough time.
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Care Plan: Engorgement

Remember how sore and swollen your breasts were at the beginning of your pregnancy? Unfortunately, they might make a return appearance after your baby is born. Here's what you can do to ease engorgement.
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Care Plan: How to Increase Your Milk Supply

If your baby isn't getting enough at your breast, you can solve the situation. If you follow a plan of supplementing and pumping after each feeding, your overall milk supply will increase along with your flow, which is often causing the problem.
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Increasing Your Milk Supply: What to Expect When Following the Care Plan

If you're following the Care Plan: How to Increase Your Milk Supply, there are stages along the way that will indicate you're heading toward your goal: being supplement free and breastfeeding easily.
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Effective Feeding: How to Identify Effective Feeding

As a new mom, you're not alone in thinking if your baby is sucking at your breast, she's eating. However, sucking is only half of the equation; your baby also needs to swallow regularly in order to feed well.
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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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Effective Feeding: The Difference Between a Suck and a Swallow

If your baby is latched onto your breast, that means he's eating, right? Well, sometimes. Learn the difference between a suck and a swallow so that you can make sure baby is eating while at the breast.
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