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Practice Makes Perfect

While motherhood is a wonderful experience, the first couple of weeks can feel stressful for all new moms. Don't forget...it takes a little practice to make perfect. Think of it as a dance – it may feel clumsy at first, but soon you and your baby will be working well together. 

Breast milk is made on demand. In other words, the more you breastfeed, the more milk you will make. Allow your body to learn to make enough milk for your baby by feeding your baby only breast milk.

After a couple of weeks, you and your baby will get into a rhythm and your breasts will adjust to the amount of milk your baby needs.

Health professionals agree that human milk provides the best nutrition for infants; there are few rare exceptions when it's not recommended as the best option. Talk to your health care provider or a breastfeeding specialist about any health problems, medications you're taking, and your desire to breastfeed.

In most situations, you and your baby can continue to enjoy the benefits of breastfeeding.