Getting Started Breastfeeding Your Baby

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This fourteen-page illustrated handout educates women about breastfeeding. It explains the nutritional benefits of breast milk for the baby, and provides basic information about breastfeeding, colostrum, feeding schedules, and things to avoid. It contains instructions with accompanying illustrations that help the mother learn how to breastfeed, describing the football or under the arm hold, the cross cradle hold, the cradle hold, and the side-laying hold, and discusses ways to help the baby latch on to feed. The document uses a question and answer format to educate mothers about how soon to start breastfeeding after the baby is born, how often and for how long to breastfeed, how to take the baby off the breast, and how to know if the baby is getting enough to eat.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Breast feeding, Colostrum, Female, Infant, Mothers, Women's Health
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
2/1/2008
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