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Breastfeeding Your Baby

Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has lifelong effects for your baby and for you. What you have seen and learned about infant feeding from your family, friends, and teachers is likely to influence your attitude and perceptions. Whether you definitely plan to breastfeed or you are still uncertain, the research is pretty clear. Your milk is the best milk for your baby, and it is the ideal first food for your baby's first several months.

Listed in the directory below, you will find additional information regarding breastfeeding your baby, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Breast Milk is the Best Milk

Getting Started

How Milk is Made

Effective Breastfeeding

Effective Sucking

Breastfeeding Difficulties - Mother

Sore Nipples

Insufficient or Delayed Milk Production

Low Milk Production

Flat or Inverted Nipples

Plugged Milk Ducts

Mastitis

Breastfeeding Difficulties - Baby

Ineffective Latch-On or Sucking

Slow or Poor Infant Weight Gain

Mismanaged Breastfeeding

Over-Active Let-Down

Reviewed Date: 07-28-2011

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This content was reviewed by Mid-Atlantic Womens Care, PLC. Please visit their site to find an Mid-Atlantic Womens Care obstetrician.

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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.