As Mum’s ourselves we know what an intimidating prospect feeding your baby can be. Whether you opt for breastfeeding as Sam did or if you can’t, like Aly the chances are you will attempt breast-feeding at some stage of motherhood.
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So, we decided to draw up a list of all the questions we had when it came to breast feeding and put them to Sharon George from the London Lactation consultants so that we could ensure that you had the best advice possible in an easy to digest format. We are not saying ‘Breast Is Best’, what we are saying is that if you have any questions about breast feeding we hope our breast feeding series might help you to answer them.
In the first of our breastfeeding series Sharon answers “How do I go about Breastfeeding”
How do I go about breastfeeding?
When would you like to start?
Your new baby is born with instincts and reflexes to help you with breastfeeding, just like all the other baby mammals.
When newborn babies are put straight onto their mother’s chest after birth they will start looking for the breast using their sense of smell along with their limited eyesight and their sense of touch.
There are some great videos online showing the birth or breast crawl and how clever babies are.
This leaflet from Unicef also has some helpful pointers about your first feeds. http://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/Baby_Friendly/Leaflets/otbs_leaflet.pdf