Prep for breastfeeding while you’re pregnant. Advice from nurses shows what’s ahead, how to avoid common problems and how to nurse or provide breastmilk even if your baby is born prematurely.
The first hour after birth is the best time to begin breastfeeding. Your nurses have the expertise and clinical skills to help you and baby get off to the best possible start with nursing.
The more time you and baby spend together the better you will get to know each other and the more likely you’ll start and continue nursing. Keep baby near you while she sleeps so she can feed every 2–3 hours, whether she wakes or if you rouse her to eat. Research shows moms don’t sleep longer or better when their infants are in the nursery
Champions for Change: You’re Invited! Become a champion for change in maternal health--attend the Champion for Change 2018 Summit.
Gain a Breast Pump & Supplies under the ACA Breast pumps are available for many expectant moms under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through mom's health insurance company. Here's how to ask about what benefits may be available to you.
PregSource Asks Pregnant Moms to Share Pregnancy Experiences PregSource is a "crowd-sourcing" website where pregnant women share their experiences with researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You're invited to participate!
Avoid these foods and eating habits during pregnancy What to eat, and what to avoid, during pregnancy. These lists will ensure you know just what you need during pregnancy.