Breastfeeding Handouts

Getting Off To A Good Start

Directions for getting your breastfeeding off to a good start including how to tell if baby is swallowing, when to switch to the other breast, how to use compressions to make feeds more efficient.

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Infant Stomach Size

See the stomach size of babies as they grow.

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Latching

Includes directions for baby led, cradle hold, cross cradle hold, side lying and things to avoid when latching.

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Rebirthing

Rebirthing is a process that helps mark a restart in your breastfeeding relationship

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Reverse Pressure Softening

Reverse pressure softening (RPS) is a simple intervention that has proven very helpful in the first 14 days postpartum to reduce engorgement

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Recipes

Recipes For Increasing Milk Supply

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Milk Storage

Milk Storage guidelines

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Cup Feeding

How to cup feed your baby

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Bottle Feeding

Safe bottle feeding technique for all babies

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Starting Solids

Infact Canada - The introduction of complementary foods is a time of transition when your baby gradually becomes used to eating family foods.

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Tongue-Ties

Information about tongue-ties in babies

What is a Tongue-Tie (pdf)
Tongue-Tie Symptoms (pdf)

Bedsharing

A number of documents regarding bedsharing with your baby

Bedsharing Quick Start (pdf)
Bedsharing Talking Points (pdf)
The Safe Surface Checklist (pdf)
The Safe Sleep Seven (pdf)
Talking With Your Doctor About Bedsharing (pdf)