Getting breastfeeding off to a great start
The first week of breastfeeding is like no other, and your first milk – called colostrum – is the perfect food to nourish and protect your newborn. Whether your baby’s birth went to plan or not, find out how to initiate your breast milk supply, when your milk will ‘come in’, the benefits of breastfeeding, and what to do if things don’t go as expected.
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When your baby is born, you may feel an almost overwhelming sense of love, and a strong desire to protect her. But bonding is an individual experience, so don’t worry if this isn’t immediate. It will take time to get to know your newborn, and bonding develops and strengthens through caring for her.