15To Facilitate Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is tough. It can take days, weeks or months for you and your baby to properly get the hang of it. Many a new mom is unprepared for this. When your baby is first born, he will need to breastfeed often for many reasons but a primary reason is
to establish your milk supply.
For the first several days, your baby will take in colostrum. Colostrum is easy to digest and serves many benefits for your baby, including providing essential antibodies. The removal of the colostrum is also essential to establishing a robust and plentiful milk supply. You’ll need to feed your baby 8-12 times a day after those first few days.
Naturally, all of this is made easier if your baby is right by your side. Many newborns cluster feed within the first few days after birth. This means they may feed even more often every few hours. In fact, it may feel constant. Keeping them close is the best course of action to establish early breastfeeding.