Getting Off to a Good Start with Breastfeeding: My Top 5 Tips

Getting Off to a Good Start with Breastfeeding: My Top 5 Tips

It's true that getting off to a good start with breastfeeding can be more difficult than what many may expect.  While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, with continued breastfeeding along with complimentary foods until 1 year or longer (the World Health Organization recommends at up to 2 years and beyond), just 44% are exclusively breastfeeding at 3 months.  This is due to many factors, but preparing yourself ahead of time and having good support can go a long way in helping you to reach your breastfeeding goals.  Consider taking a breastfeeding class, visiting a local La Leche League meeting, and taking the time to research breastfeeding basics before your baby arrives.  Here are my 5 Top Tips for getting off to a good start:

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