Most medical professionals recommend letting a baby eat on demand. But during the first few days of breastfeeding, be sure to awaken your baby for feedings about every 2 hours. This will help to get your milk supply going. To make the transition from sleep gradual and comfortable, try the following:
Cool your baby off by taking off his or her clothes. Have skin-to-skin contact with your baby as you place him or her for feeding. Keep a lightweight blanket nearby.
Tickle your baby lightly wherever you get a reaction (on the feet, neck, top of head, or stomach).
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Mary Robbins RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Medical Review:Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Mary Robbins RNC, IBCLC - Lactation Consultant & John Pope MD - Pediatrics