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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


    Breastfeeding Difficulties - Baby

    Ineffective Latch-On or Sucking

    Slow or Poor Infant Weight Gain

    Mismanaged Breastfeeding

    Over-Active Let-Down