Health Tip: Prepare for Breast-feeding02/03/12
(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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