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  • Breastmilk: Your Baby's First Food

    Breastmilk provides all the nutrition your baby needs for the first six months along with a daily vitamin D supplement starting soon after birth. Even when your baby starts solid foods, it is recommended that breastfeeding continues for up to two years and beyond. Learn more about the importance of breastfeeding here.

  • Taking Care of Yourself

    Taking care of yourself is important for successful breastfeeding. Make it a priority to get enough rest and sleep, to drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods. Ask for help from your partner, family and friends so that you can focus on taking care of yourself and breastfeeding your baby. Learn more about self care and rallying your support team during breastfeeding.

  • Mom & Baby Staying Together

    Babies learn to breastfeed more easily if they stay with their mothers in the same room after birth. Moms begin to learn about the baby's behaviours and feeding cues and are able to respond more quickly to the baby's needs. When at home, have your baby sleep in a crib or cot beside your bed at night. Learn more about the many important reasons to keep your baby close to you.

  • Getting Started & Feeding Cues

    Breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby, but even natural things take time and patience to learn. It can be hard work in the beginning. Learn more about how to get off to a good start, prevent or overcome breastfeeding challenges.

  • Breastfeeding Positions

    There are a number of breastfeeding positions you can use. See what works for you and your baby. It is important that both you and your baby are comfortable, relaxed, and your baby is able to latch well onto the breast. Read more about positioning here.

  • Learning to Latch

    An important step in successful breastfeeding is correctly latching your baby onto the breast. Having your baby skin-to-skin helps the baby find the breast and nipple. Here's how to tell if your baby is well latched. Read more about latching your baby here.

  • Your Milk Supply

    Breastfeeding works on the principle of supply and demand - the more your baby feeds, the more milk you will produce. Most mothers make enough milk for their baby's needs. Learn more about how your body makes breastmilk.

  • Engorgement

    Breast engorgement (full, uncomfortable breasts) sometimes happens once your milk supply increases between the third and fifth day after giving birth. It may also happen if your baby doesn't feed often enough or misses a feeding. Click here for tips on managing engorgement and preventing a breast infection.

  • How Often & How Long to Feed

    Let your baby's behaviours and feeding cues be your guide for how often and how long to breastfeed. Keep in mind that your newborn's tummy is tiny, so your baby will want to feed often, 8 or more times in 24 hours. Click here for some tips.

  • Signs of a Good Feed

    How can you tell that your baby is feeding well and getting enough milk? Your baby will latch well, feed 8 or more times in 24 hours and has enough wet and dirty diapers. Click here to learn more.