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Learning to Latch

Learning to Latch

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Latching your baby onto the breast correctly is important for successful breastfeeding. Having your baby skin-to-skin with you is the ideal way to start.
Signs of a Good Feed

Signs of a Good Feed

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Wondering how to tell if your baby's had enough breast milk? Here's a list of signs that indicate a good feed.
A Video on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

A Video on Hand Expressing Breastmilk

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some women choose to express breast milk by hand – which can be done almost anywhere. Here's a useful video to help you with the basics!
A Video on Alternative Feeding Methods for Newborns

A Video on Alternative Feeding Methods for Newborns

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Here is a video on Cup Feeding and other Alternative Methods to help in the event you are not able to breastfeed. Supplements are not recommended for your newborn.
A Video on Breastfeeding Positions

A Video on Breastfeeding Positions

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Trying different breastfeeding positions, and changing positions when you need to, can help make the whole process easier and more successful. Here is a video that can help.
A video about Baby Feeding Cues and Behaviours

A video about Baby Feeding Cues and Behaviours

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Healthy babies will take what they need, as long as you respond to their feeding cues. Here is a video to learn about what those cues are and what action to take to ensure a good feed.
Getting Comfortable With Breastfeeding in Public

Getting Comfortable With Breastfeeding in Public

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

More and more women are breastfeeding in public these days, but if you’re just starting out, you might be uncomfortable.
Managing Engorgement

Managing Engorgement

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Three to five days after giving birth, your milk supply increases. That can cause engorgement. So can a missed feeding.
Your Milk Supply

Your Milk Supply

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many mothers worry they're not producing enough milk, particularly after the first few weeks.
Baby's First Breastmilk - Colostrum

Baby's First Breastmilk - Colostrum

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Colostrum, often called 'liquid gold', is your baby's first milk. Your breasts make colostrum from about the middle of your pregnancy until your baby's a few days old.

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