Breastfeeding Tips for Beginners
The first few weeks of breastfeeding, your baby needs to breastfeed frequently to establish your milk supply. Most babies will breastfeed at least eight times in a 24-hour period. Next,the key to successful breastfeeding is the way you position and latch your baby into the breast. And you should hold the baby “tummy to tummy” so that there is no space between your body and your baby.
Support your breast with your hand during the feeding. Make sure that your fingers are way back behind the areola and make sure not to press inward on your breast. This position will help your baby to get the most milk and you will be less likely to have sore nipples.