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Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding

Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding

02/03/12

(HealthDay News) -- Preparations for successful breast-feeding begin during pregnancy.

The womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions for new moms who want to breast-feed their newborn:

  • See your doctor regularly for good prenatal care. Discuss with the physician your breast-feeding plans, your mental and physical health, and any medications you take.
  • Find out how the hospital is prepared to help with breast-feeding just after delivery.
  • Take a breast-feeding class, and think about meeting with a lactation consultant before delivery.
  • Talk to others who have breast-fed for advice and support, and consider joining a support group.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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