Introduction to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding or bottle feeding your newborn baby is a personal decision. If you choose to breastfeed, it will be helpful if you are in a supportive environment and have resources to assist you with questions you may have or
breastfeeding problems that may develop. The following breastfeeding tips may also be helpful:
- Consider attending a series of La Leche League meetings or reading La Leche League's book on breastfeeding (The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding) before the birth of your baby.
- Ask other breastfeeding mothers for advice.
- Join a supportive network including other like-minded mothers helps with the commitments of this style of feeding.
- If you are undecided at birth time, consider a one-month trial. It is easy to go from breastfeeding to bottle-feeding.
- The first month of breastfeeding is the most difficult, so if you get through that period, the rest will be easier.
Allahyar Jazayeri, MD, PhD
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