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Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

Tips and Tricks for Feeding Success

Breastfeeding is a personal and emotional experience. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of your infant’s life because of the health benefits for mom and baby, but breastfeeding can be difficult to navigate.

Start here.

  1. Breastfeeding Nutrition. Breastfeeding helps meet your infant’s nutritional needs. Ensure that yours are met, too.
  2. No-Fear Nursing. Breastfeeding quickly becomes a part of your routine, which means you’ll have to do it in public sooner or later. Here are five tips.
  3. Pumping and Dumping Myths. Can a glass of wine affect the safety of your breastmilk? Here’s what you need to know about breastfeeding, alcohol and medication.
  4. Feeding Baby: What You Need to Know. Whether you breastfeed or bottle feed, here’s how to help your baby thrive.
  5. What New Parents Want You to Know. Parenting is personal. Find what works best for you and your baby.

Consult your pediatrician or a lactation consultant to ensure that breastfeeding is meeting your infant’s and your needs.