10 Must Do's to Successfully Breastfeed

  • Breastfeed within the first hour. Research shows BF early increases success and duration of BF.
  • Skin to skin - at least one hour immediately after birth, the more the better! Skin to skin, regulates temperature, blood sugars, helps milk production, and promotes bonding.
  • Room in 
  • Don't have a feeding schedule - feed at least 8-12 times in 24 hrs
  • Give Colostrum - if your baby won't latch, hand express and give this by syringe or teaspoon.
  • Avoid top-ups unless medically necessary
  • Limit visitors
  • If you can't breastfeed, hand express or pump!
  • Ask for help