Breastfeeding is natural…..

Breastfeeding is natural.

Breast milk is the best food for your baby exclusively for the first six months of life.

Breastfeeding can happen for as long as you and your baby/toddler want to continue.

Breastfeeding does not require any special equipment or gadgets.

All that is needed for successful breasfeeding is mom and baby.

Here are 5 key steps to ensure breastfeeding success:

1) Maintain a healthy diet made up primarily of plants.

2) Drink plenty of water daily to ensure you are hydrated, usually this is about 8 large (16 oz) glasses of water per day.

3) Do not smoke.

4) Learn as much about breastfeeding as possible before the baby is born so you feel prepared at birth.

5) Enlist the support and help of your family in your breastfeeding journey.

The videos above from Global Health Media have valuable information and demonstrations on how to breastfeed successfully, beginning within the first few hours of a baby’s life.

At Culver Pediatrics Center, we believe all babies should be fed human milk for at least the first year of life and beyond if the family wishes to do so. We make every effort to support families in their breastfeeding journey. 

We aim to be the best pediatric practice in the state of Indiana. If your child is not yet part of the Culver Pediatrics family, sign up in the email opt-in below to learn more about our boutique pediatric services.

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