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  • Breastfeeding your baby as soon as possible after birth
  • Keeping up with cluster feeds
    -Baby will nurse at least 8-10 times in 24 hours, but the first 48 hours may be even more frequent
  • Pumping after feeds if baby is unable to empty both breasts on his own (Consult with lactation consultant)
  • Avoid any supplementation of formula unless medically indicated by a physician
  • Nurse frequently and offer both breasts during each feeding
    -Always begin the next feeding with the breast you finished the last feeding on
  • Allow your baby to determine the frequency and duration of breastfeeding sessions
  • Nursing on baby’s cue stimulates your breasts to produce plenty of milk
  • Avoid becoming engorged due to lack of breastfeeding
    -If baby refuses to eat or you have to skip a feeding, pump or manually express your milk