• 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.

  • Let-Down Reflex

    Let-down reflex happens when the milk is released into the milk ducts in your breast. This usually happens when your baby sucks on your nipple. You may also experience let-down when your baby or someone else's baby cries. Learn more about let-down reflex here.

  • Breastfeeding Support

    If you are having challenges with breastfeeding, it's important to get help right away. In addition to a supportive partner, family or friends, it's important to know where else to access breastfeeding support.

  • Soothing a Fussy Baby

    All babies cry - some more than others. In the first two weeks of life a crying baby usually means they are hungry or need cuddling. Listening to a crying baby is distressing for parents. At about 2-3 weeks old, babies begin a normal stage where they cry more and more each day. Crying gets worse through the second month and usually decreases at about 4-5 months. Learn more about Coping with Crying and Tips for Soothing.

  • Hand Expressing

    Expressing breastmilk by hand is a convenient way to get some comfort and relief if your breasts are too full and your baby is having difficulty latching on, or if you are collecting milk to feed your baby at a later time. Learn how to hand express.

  • Mastitis (Breast Infection)

    Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue and/or milk ducts. It may come on suddenly and make you feel sick with chills and aches. Continue to breastfeed and contact your health care provider. Here are some helpful tips to manage and prevent mastitis.