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Getting Started with Breastfeeding


Breastfeeding Basics: Getting Started, Preparing, How it Works, Benefits, The Breastfed Baby, Family and Partners
  1. Preparing to Breastfeed
  2. Breastfeeding Diet and Health
  3. Breastfeeding Supplies and Accessories
  4. How Does Breastfeeding Work?
  1. Once Your Baby Arrives
  2. Stages of Breastfeeding
  3. Dads, Partners, Family and Friends

Preparing to Breastfeed

What should you know about breastfeeding before your baby arrives? Here is some information on how you can mentally prepare for the experience.

Breastfeeding Diet and Health

What should you do to take care of yourself and stay healthy while you're breastfeeding? Here are some answers to the most common questions about breastfeeding and health.

Breastfeeding Supplies and Accessories

What do you need to breastfeed besides your breasts and the baby? Breastfeeding supplies and accessories: nursing pillows, footstools, breast pads, breast milk storage supplies, cover-ups, nursing bras, breast pumps, nursing teas, galactagogues.

How Does Breastfeeding Work?

The dynamics of breastfeeding can be intimidating at first. But with a detailed explanation of the functions of the lactating breast, you'll feel comfortable and ready to feed.

Once Your Baby Arrives

Your baby is here, and your life has become a bit hectic! Here are some guidelines on taking care of yourself, in addition to properly positioning and latching your baby -- making breastfeeding a positive, comfortable process for you.

Stages of Breastfeeding

Just when you think you're in a nice groove with your baby's patterns, things change. Here is what to expect from the different stages your baby encounters.

Dads, Partners, Family and Friends


Dads, partners, family and friends can get involved with breastfeeding. Learn more about bonding, helping out, the benefits, sex for partners, and how to support the nursing mother.

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