By Babies411 on May 20, 2010
Feeling frazzled trying to breastfeed? You're not alone. Review our tips for success. The first few weeks of breastfeeding can be very challenging for a new mom. Here are a few tips to help you succeed:
* Choose a comfortable place to nurse. Sit back, rest your head and neck, and use a foot rest to enhance your comfort. Comfort is key since you will be in this position for some time.
* Have a glass of water handy and any other item that you may need during this time such as a snack, telephone, or magazine.
* Use a nursing pillow or regular pillow to help position your baby.
* Place your baby in the desired breastfeeding position BEFORE attempting to latch your baby to your breast.
* Make sure that your baby is comfortable in this position.
*When enticing your baby to open his/her mouth, move your nipple from an up-to-down position, stimulating your baby from the nose down to the chin.
* Place some manually expressed breastmilk (or formula if no breastmilk is available) directly onto your nipple to help entice your baby to latch.
* For a sleepy baby, try waking your baby by: Read More: Breastfeeding Tips
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