Five Tips to Prepare for Breastfeeding

Tips on breastfeeding

Considering breastfeeding for your newborn? Here are a few helpful tips that may make your decision on whether to breastfeed or use formula easier:

1. Attend a breastfeeding class

Taking a course on breastfeeding is important in order to know what to expect. In a class, you can learn about nursing positions for you and the baby. You can also find out how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk.

2. Invest in a good nursing bra

Nursing bras make breastfeeding a lot easier. It’s also essential to purchase nursing pads to help you stay dry.

3. Consult a lactation specialist

Lactation specialists can answer questions about concerns you might be having during the first few weeks of breastfeeding.

4. Make a nursing kit for yourself

Nursing can be time consuming. Pack a tote bag with things you may need while your baby is nursing, such as a water bottle, energy bar and something to read. It’s helpful to have this by you every time you nurse so you can stay in one place while your baby gets enough milk.

5. Take it day by day

Breastfeeding can be a very difficult experience. It’s important to relax and stay calm as you and your baby learn the process.

Your Safety and Well-being is our Priority

On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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