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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.
Pumping Breast Milk

Pumping Breast Milk

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Once you have your breastfeeding routine well established you may want to introduce an occasional cup or bottle of breast milk.
Experiencing Let-Down Reflex

Experiencing Let-Down Reflex

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Let down is the release of milk into milk ducts in your breast. It usually happens when your baby sucks.
How Often and How Long to Feed

How Often and How Long to Feed

August 12, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you're just starting out, you might be wondering how much breastfeeding is enough for your baby. Here are some guidelines that can help.

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