What to consider when breastfeeding?

Breast milk is the most natural and healthy nutrition for your baby. Just as you learned proper breathing techniques during birth, you should also learn how to breastfeed your baby. If you are unsure about how to breastfeed, you should ask your pediatrician or a lactation consultant.

Lactation consultants are specially trained to help with breastfeeding problems.


  • Breastfeed your baby whenever he is hungry. This will help your mammary glands produce more milk. This way, the amount of milk will be adapted to your baby's needs.
  • Always let your baby empty one breast first: as it empties, the fat content of the milk increases. This high-calorie milk is necessary to increase your baby's weight. You can then offer your baby your second breast.
  • Make sure your baby does not just suck on your nipple, or it may cause you pain. When offering your breast, check that the baby's mouth covers most of the areola when sucking.
  • Do not pull your baby off your breast too quickly, or you may hurt him. Use your little finger to pull your nipple out of the baby's mouth to gently release your breast.