Postpartum and Newborn Care

Why You Should Breastfeed

Breast milk is the perfect food for your baby. It’s filled with just the right amount of nutrients and is gentle on little stomachs, intestines and other body systems. If you’re struggling with whether or not you should breastfeed, here are a few things to keep in mind.


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Breastfeeding Pain: What’s the Solution?

In the first 2 weeks of breastfeeding, painful nipples and painful breasts are frequent complaints received from new mothers on the Baptist Health breastfeeding warmline. Pain is the number one reason new mothers discontinue breastfeeding too soon. While some nipple soreness and moderate discomfort from engorgement in the first 5-7 days is common and can be considered normal, both of these issues should resolve by day 7-10 and new mothers will be pain free for as long as they choose to breastfeed.


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New or Expectant Mom? You Need to Know About Expressly for You

Having a baby changes everything! New moms have so many new things to worry about, but breastfeeding shouldn’t be one of them. Knowing what to expect the first few weeks after childbirth can help make breastfeeding easier, especially if you’re trying to transition back into a daily work routine.


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