Tips For Keeping Breast-feeding Goals On Track – Wpfo Fox 23 | Maine, Local, News, Entertainment, Me

While breast-feeding can be challenging in the beginning — especially for a first-time mother — those initial problems are easily overcome with proper encouragement and support, Zeidenstein said. Expectant mothers should tell labor and delivery nurses that they want to breast-feed as soon as possible after delivery, and ask that their baby not be given any bottle feedings. If women want to feed on demand, they need to request that their baby remain in their hospital room, Zeidenstein said. If there are some initial problems, new mothers shouldn’t give up, she said. “For the first hour after birth and the first six weeks after delivery, it’s important for women to have the right encouragement and hands-on assistance on a regular basis,” Zeidenstein said. “When you ask women what made them stop breast-feeding, they will usually blame themselves and say they didn’t make enough milk or that the baby didn’t want it.
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