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Position to Breastfeed Features

Updated April 23 2016 Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA Photo: Jax McCormick by Leilani Rogers   How a natural position to breastfeed—mother leaning back, baby tummy down, and adjusting body, baby, and breast—helps make for an easier start. During the first week after birth, 92% of the nursing mothers in one study reported major breastfeeding challenges (Wagner 2013). In my 30-plus years of giving breastfeeding help,...

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Why Babies Need to be Carried and Held Features

Updated January 2016 Lisa Hassan Scott, Wales, UK Photo: Christina Simantiri    What babies need. “I can’t put my baby down! My baby always wants to be held. I can’t get anything done.” How many new mothers find themselves expressing these feelings after having had their first baby? When my first daughter was born, it seemed that everyone around me felt that I should be...

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