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Breastfeeding is a skill that gets better with practice. Breastfeed your baby whenever your baby is hungry. In the first 2 weeks, your baby will feed at least 8 times in a 24-hour period.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to breastfeed. It shows just one position that you can use for breastfeeding.
Talk to your doctor, midwife, public health nurse, or lactation consultant if you are having trouble getting your baby to latch on.
If you need to take your baby off your breast (for example, to reposition), you will need to break the baby's latch on your nipple.
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Current as of: February 23, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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