Must do things for Happy Breast-Feeding Experience

  • Initiation of breastfeeding as early as possible after birth, preferably within one hour.
  • Exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of life and no other foods or fluids.
  • Breastfeed a baby on demand or atleast 8 times a day or after every 2-3 hours as per the requirement.
  • If a baby finishes first breast during a feeding, offer the second one in next feeding.
  • There are two types of milk produced during each feeding-thirst quenching milk and fat rich milk. Foremilk is the milk available when
  • your baby starts feeding, hindmilk is the milk your baby gets at the end of a feed.
  • Both are essential for the baby. As long as your baby is comfortable and gaining well, you are doing it right.
    Have 3 litres of water per day and healthy food.

How to latch your baby on to your breast

  • Hold your baby close to you with their nose level with the nipple.
  • Let your baby’s head tip back a little so that their top lip can brush against your nipple. This should help your baby to make a wide, open mouth.
  • When your baby’s mouth is open wide enough their chin should be able to touch your breast first, with their head tipped back so that their tongue can reach as much of your breast as possible.
  • With your baby’s chin firmly touching your breast and their nose clear, their mouth should be wide open. When they attach you should see much more of the darker nipple skin above your baby’s top lip than below their bottom lip. Your baby’s cheeks will look full and rounded as they feed.