The First Six Weeks

The First Six Weeks

Your world has turned upside down since the arrival of baby (but in the best way possible).  You’ll find love comes easily, but breastfeeding can be challenging, especially in the beginning. Go easy on yourself if you have a tough time getting the hang of it —this is normal, and you’ll get through it. Read on to learn what you need to know to navigate through the first six weeks.

Breastfeeding: The First Six Weeks

You've just spent 9 months focusing on labor and the delivery. Now it's time to learn the mom-and-baby breastfeeding dance. Breastfeeding is a learning process for both you and your baby, since neither of you have done this before. It takes time, and you learn by doing it—and doing it, and doing it some more.
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Breastfeeding and Nutrition: What should I eat while breastfeeding?

There is so much information about what and what not to eat when you're pregnant, but what about when you're breastfeeding? If you think about it, you're still eating for two—and the smallest one of you is growing and developing at a phenomenal rate.
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Breastfeeding: Where to Find Support

Successful breastfeeding happens with support. Every baby and mother is unique and may require unique support.
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Breastfeeding: How to Latch

Learn the basics of how to latch. A deep latch is important to breastfeeding because it helps ensure that your baby is drinking effectively from the breast and that you aren't in pain.
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Breastfeeding: What a Good Latch Feels Like

It's important to have an understanding of what a good latch should feel like so when the time comes for you to begin breastfeeding, you'll have a better sense of whether your baby is latching properly.
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Breastfeeding: How to Know if you Have a Good Deep Latch

How do you know if you have a good deep latch? Here are the signs that will tell you if your latch is effective during your first days of breastfeeding.
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