How To: Breastfeed with a day-old baby

Breastfeed with a day-old baby

As Sarah Martin testifies to, breastfeeding can be difficult. Despite receiving lots of advice, after five unsuccessful days she decided she would not be able to breastfeed her son. Dr. Su Laurent suggests giving it two weeks before giving up on breastfeeding while making it clear that there is nothing wrong with bottle feeding. The breast bottle is introduced as a great alternative to mothers who want to breastfeed but cannot get the baby to latch. This bottle makes the baby work to get the milk unlike a typical bottle that makes it very easy for the baby to drink. For this reason the breast bottle is also ideal for mothers who plan to use a combination of breastfeeding and bottle feeding. When mother and baby hit a bump in the road of breastfeeding advice and alternatives should be sought.

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