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A Complete Collection of Breastfeeding Tips for Newborns

When you become a mom you are awarded some natural gifts. One of these gifts is enhanced instinct. You will understand each and every need of your newborn when she has no way of communication without crying.

Breastfeeding is something that you will learn naturally. However, there are some tips that may help you do it right from the very beginning.

These tips are important for the first time moms. This is important for your baby that she is breastfeeding properly. So, knowing these tips will help you greatly.

During the whole day and night, you will have to breastfeed your newborn at a regular interval. Most first time moms find it difficult to feed the baby at night.

To do it right, you need some breastfeeding stuff. For the first few months, even a good bassinet for breastfeeding is important to do it properly.

Breastfeeding Tips For Newborns

breastfeeding tips for newborn

Breastfeeding is important not only for your newborn but also for you too. A properly breastfeed baby will have enough antibodies to fight against asthma, allergies, and overweight. Breastfeeding ensures your low probability of breast cancer, high blood pressure, and other diseases.

By now, I believe you understand it pretty clear how important breastfeeding is. Now, it’s time to know some useful information and follow them.

  1. Ask Your Doctors

As per recommendations of the AAFP – American Academy of Family Physicians; every doctor should assist the moms during and after birth regarding the breastfeeding. Ask all the question you have about this with an open mind. They may even suggest you meet any lactation consultant.

When you go to meet any lactation consultant or any doctor, bring the dad there too. Due to your current health condition, stress, and sleep deprivation, you may not process all the information. Your partner will be a great help with that.

  1. Take Preparation

You can do a lot even before your baby arrives. It would be a big help if you can watch breastfeeding with your own eyes. Talk to your friends or relatives who become new mom recently and ask whether you can watch to learn. Alternatively, you can join any breastfeeding support group as well.

Apart from learning by watching, create a nursing station. Nothing fancy has to be there. Just a breastfeeding bassinet & pillow, a chair, side table for your own little snacks and phone will be enough.

  1. Pre-milk Confusion

Just within hours of the birth, your newborn is ready to eat. Some parents have confusion about whether to feed pre-milk or not. It’s a yellow color condition of the milk which can be either too thin or thick that makes new moms confused.

You have nothing to worry and it’s totally natural that happens to every mom. Actually, this slow flow pre-milk helps to make the newborn ready to drink the real milk. Don’t worry, your real milk will come within 3 to 4 days of the pre-milk flow.

  1. Notice Carefully

Your newborn should be facing you during breastfeeding. So, hold your baby that way. The jaw of your baby should be moving back and forth frequently. Sometimes, your breasts may make it difficult for her to breathe. So, press the part of your breast to make room for the nose of your baby.

Each time you feed your baby, wash your hands. Now, watch the instructional video on how to position and latch your newborn while breastfeeding.

  1. Nighttime Feeding

You already know this. You can’t sleep with your baby in the same bed to avoid SIDS. You will probably have to go for a co-sleeper or a bassinet. Whatever you do, make sure it is compatible with breastfeeding. You should be able to feed your baby from your bed while your newborn is in the bassinet.

  1. Breast Pump

Working moms have to have this. It’s a great way to store your breastmilk for the newborn when you will be at work. However, you have to be careful about the pump. Choosing the right size is very important to suck enough milk. Too tight or to big pump won’t do the job; it may even do the damage to your breasts. Talk to your lactation consultant to help you with the size. Also, never use a used pump and wash it very carefully and thoroughly with hot water.

  1. Weight Of The Newborn

Yes, your newborn should gain weight as the day passes. But that does not mean everything is okay. Some new moms lost their confidence in breastfeeding simply because their newborns are not getting the weight just like the chart shows.

Notice whether your newborn is smiling or not. If you notice the head circumference and neurological development is okay, I would not worry much.


I believe the roundup tips on breastfeeding will be a little help for so many new moms. Some moms find it not-so-easy, so they can find it helpful as well. Ask me anything on the comment box on this matter.