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How can I make time to breastfeed?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Baby needs to be fed

Breastfeeding won't typically take that much more time than bottle feeding-- and you don't have to mess w/ cleaning bottles, making formula, etc.
Either breast or bottle, you've got to make the time either way. So if possible, do what's best for your baby and yourself: breastfeed.

In brief: Baby needs to be fed

Breastfeeding won't typically take that much more time than bottle feeding-- and you don't have to mess w/ cleaning bottles, making formula, etc.
Either breast or bottle, you've got to make the time either way. So if possible, do what's best for your baby and yourself: breastfeed.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Keep a schedule

Whether you are working or caring for your other children, keeping a schedule is your best bet for managing breastfeeding.
The baby's hunger patterns dictate timing of feedings. Babies need 8 to 12 feedings in a 24 hour period initially. Let your other house duties go a bit. If you are working remember it is your employer's responsibility to give you breaks for pumping! Be persistent!

In brief: Keep a schedule

Whether you are working or caring for your other children, keeping a schedule is your best bet for managing breastfeeding.
The baby's hunger patterns dictate timing of feedings. Babies need 8 to 12 feedings in a 24 hour period initially. Let your other house duties go a bit. If you are working remember it is your employer's responsibility to give you breaks for pumping! Be persistent!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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In brief: Anytime is good

At first your baby will be in a mode to feed on demand so you will have some difficulty making any kind of consistent schedule.
As she gets older she will adapt more easily to a feeding schedule that you create depending on your day.

In brief: Anytime is good

At first your baby will be in a mode to feed on demand so you will have some difficulty making any kind of consistent schedule.
As she gets older she will adapt more easily to a feeding schedule that you create depending on your day.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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