Most Canadian mothers want to breastfeed their babies, but many end up weaning sooner than they’d planned. Here are some tips from La Leche League Canada to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals:
- Frequent nursing in the early weeks helps to establish your milk production. Watch for your baby’s “I’m hungry” cues – which may be sucking on his hands, smacking his lips, nuzzling your shoulder or cheek, or fussing a little. Don’t wait until he’s crying or he may not nurse well.
- Let baby nurse as long as she wants to at each feeding. Your milk changes throughout the feeding, and only your baby knows when she’s had all she needs. No need to look at the clock – just watch your baby!
- If you find your nipples are sore, ask for help. Breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt! Often a simple change in positioning can help, but there can be other…
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