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First Days of Breastfeeding

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Here’s the latest post I wrote for the giggle store’s blog, giggle Gab. It’s about what to do in those first few days after birth, and how to get breastfeeding off to a good start.  Here’s an excerpt:

Forget about your images of postpartum hospital bliss.  You won’t unpack that beautiful bathrobe.  You won’t put on makeup for your first family photos.  You won’t brush your hair.  And that blue and white hospital gown, oh why bother changing?  You are wiped out.

But here’s one thing you will be focused on — feeding your baby.  If you plan on breastfeeding, it’s important to get things off to an early start.  Right from the beginning, immediately after birth, a baby can learn how to latch on to breastfeed, and this is crucial for developing your milk supply.  For those early days of feedings, your body will produce colostrum, a nutrient and antibody rich milk that is thick and slightly colored. A few days later, breast milk that is thinner, and more white, “will come in.”

So what can you do to get things going? Click here for the rest of the story.



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