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Before Birth & In the Hospital

First Half of Pregnancy: You are Making Milk

This liquid gold is:

  • Loaded with nutrients and antibodies
  • Nice and thick, your baby doesn't need a large volume
  • Easily digested, so your baby will eat often

At Birth: Go Skin to Skin

As soon as baby is born, putting your baby on your chest will help start breastfeeding. This can be done in some planned C-sections too!

After Birth: Feed that Baby, Often!

Babies start out needing to eat very often, especially on DAY 2. This may be hard to get used to, but it helps breastfeeding get started. Many babies nurse on a regular schedule when they get older.