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Most medical professionals recommend letting a baby eat on demand. But during the first few days of breastfeeding, your baby will breastfeed at least 8 times in a 24-hour period. This means you may need to wake your baby to eat. This will help to get your milk supply going. Try these tips to make the transition from sleep gradual and comfortable.
Have skin-to-skin contact with your baby as you place your baby for feeding. Keep a lightweight blanket nearby.
This may be on the feet, neck, top of the head, or stomach.
Current as of:
February 23, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineJohn Pope MD - Pediatrics
Current as of: February 23, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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