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What to Expect in the Hospital

If possible, keep your baby with you at all times.

Give your baby every opportunity to suck at your breast

  • Babies need to suck
    • It's nature's way of getting rid of meconium and brining in breastmilk
  • Mothers need the baby to suckle to:
    • Create the receptors for milk production
    • Start milk production
    • Contract the uterus back to its pre-pregnancy size

Need help while in the hospital

  • Ask the hospital if they have a lactation consultant or someone else who can help you breastfeed.