Most medical professionals recommend letting a baby eat on demand.
But during the first few days of breast-feeding, be sure to awaken your baby
for feedings about every 2 hours. This will help to get your milk supply going.
To make the transition from sleep gradual and comfortable, try the
Cool your baby off by taking off his or her
clothes. Have skin-to-skin contact with your baby as you place him or her for
feeding. Keep a lightweight blanket nearby.
Tickle your baby lightly wherever
you get a reaction (on the feet, neck, top of head, or stomach).
Change your baby's diaper.
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November 14, 2014
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