Special Tips For Breastfeeding Awareness Month - Get The Tips You Need To Breastfeed Successfully.
Being that this is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the WHO together with UNICEF released their 10 steps to successful breastfeeding...
Being that this is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the WHO together with UNICEF released their 10 steps to successful breastfeeding tips sheet, available for all health care providers, in order to help encourage parents to breastfeed and to improve the health of infants around the world. Now, while the tips sheet is meant for health care staff, the tips are still an excellent resource for parents new to breastfeeding. So, I've adapted the tips to work for parents. If you're in health care and would like the tips specifically for the industry visit UNICEF. Breastfeeding Awareness Month: 10 steps to successful breastfeeding
- Plan to breastfeed - include breastfeeding wishes in your birth plan.
- Get help from health care providers when you need it.
- Research the benefits of breastfeeding before your baby arrives.
- Initiate breastfeeding within half an hour of birth.
- Learn about how to maintain lactation even when separated from your baby.
- Give your baby no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated.
- Room in - meaning at the hospital, your baby and you should room together, not apart.
- Breastfeed on demand.
- Don't give your baby any bottles, pacifiers, or other artificial teats until breastfeeding is well established.
- Consider joining a breastfeeding support group, locate the support you need, or at the very least connect with other breastfeeding mamas.