Breastfeeding Tips: How to Breastfeed Your Baby for New Moms

Updated: Jan 31

Clookies has never been quiet about the benefits of breastfeeding your baby.

However, it's not always easy, even though it's a natural part of childbirth.

In fact, many women require assistance in learning to breastfeed. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recommends that all doctors assist mothers in breastfeeding during pregnancy and after birth.

But why is breastfeeding so important?

Well, there exists many benefits for breastfeeding, some of which are:

  • Breast milk has the ideal nutritious balance for your baby.

  • Breast milk is easier for your baby to digest than commercial formula

  • The antibodies in breast milk help your baby's immune system.

  • Breastfeeding helps prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

  • Babies who are breastfed are less likely to have allergies, asthma, and diabetes.

  • Women who breastfeed have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

If you decide to begin your breastfeeding journey, know that you will have a better chance of success with a bit of patience, some preparation, and a firm resolve.

Read on for some easy, tried-and-true breastfeeding tips!

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