Breast Feeding

Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

  • Breast-feeding can help protect against diarrhea

Before breast-feeding the first time:

  • Consider borrowing (e.g., from a foundation which supports breastfeeding), renting or buying a pump:
    • Battery-driven are good
    • Electric can be expensive
    • Hand-driven can be hard to use

While breast-feeding:

  • If breasts are tight (full) and baby doesn’t need milk:
    • Hot shower
    • Hot pad

If you use a bottle:

  • Use a nipple with a small opening — so baby doesn’t get used to getting milk easily from a bottle and start refusing to breast-feed


Thanks for reading!