Learn the Basics
There are some fundamentals you must understand in order to make breastfeeding work. Once you’ve got these concepts down, you can start tweaking your unique breastfeeding relationship to make it work for you, your baby and your family.
Find a Quality Lactation Consultation
Not all IBCLCs are created equally. You deserve the best professional support for you and your baby! Learn how to make sure you find a quality International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
What to Learn in the Hospital
You are only going to have 48-96 hours in the postpartum unit of the hospital, so get the most out of your stay! Make sure you know exactly what to learn while you are in the hospital!
Questions to Ask your Pediatrician
It is really important that the pediatrician you choose is supportive of your choice to breastfeed, but how do you know if he or she really is supportive? Here are some important questions to ask your pediatrician before your baby arrives.
Questions to ask your OB or Midwife
Check with your OB or Midwife and get clear on what role he or she will play in your breastfeeding experience. Here are some questions you can ask to get the conversation started.
What Breastfeeding Products to Buy
To breastfeed, you need 2 things.
2. Your own baby
But, as Americans, we like to buy stuff and there happen to be a few good products on the market and a TON of worthless products on the market, all of which are very heavily marketed to the nursing mom.