Prepare for Success

Prepare for Success

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Prepare before your baby is born​
• Talk to your healthcare provider​
• Attend classes through your hospital or WIC
• Build a support team – your health care provider, 
lactation professional, peer support group, home health nurses and WIC clinic may be available to support you!​
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Provide a good start in the first days​
• Breastfeed or chestfeed within the first hour after baby is born.​
• Hold your baby skin to skin in the first days and beyond​
• Let baby set the pace and feeding schedule – follow their cues.​
• Feed baby at least 8-12 times a day.​
• Your milk only (unless baby needs supplementation for medical reasons) and let others know.​ Avoid bottles or pacifiers until breastfeeding or chestfeeding is consistent.​
• Lean on your support network.

Learn about Biological Nurturing and laid back breastfeeding positions to help get latching off to a great start.

Watch Videos
Amy Spangler offers advice and tips on setting goals and what to expect after you bring your baby home.
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