Preparing to breastfeed

Learn steps you can take before and after birth to help breastfeeding go smoothly for you and your baby.

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Prepare for breastfeeding before birth

Steps you can take right after birth to get you off to a great start breastfeeding

Steps your partner can take to help support your breastfeeding

Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help support your breastfeeding. Partners and family members can:

Tips for breastfeeding success


1. Buckley, K.M., Charles, G.E. (2006). Benefits and challenges of transitioning preterm infants to at-breast feedings. International Breastfeeding Journal; 1(13): 1-13.

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