Rockville Lactation

Lynnette Hafken, MA, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant

text (fastest response) or call: (240) 888-2123

email: [email protected]

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  • After about four to six weeks, many mothers report that they have gotten through the hard parts and are glad they persevered.
  • Seeing your baby gain weight and thrive on your milk is incredibly satisfying.
  • Soon you’ll have the heart-melting experience of your baby unlatching, smiling at you, and then diving back in to nurse more.
  • Breastmilk has IgA antibodies that reduce your baby’s risk of respiratory, gastrointestinal, and middle ear infections, and breastfeeding is an easy way to keep him hydrated when he’s sick.
  • It’s a great excuse to take your baby back from pushy family members (not that you need an excuse)!
  • When babies are breastfed until they’re saying words (around a year), they make up adorable ways to tell you they want to nurse.
  • Most breastfeeding problems are solvable with expert help (cough, cough); you’ve already put so much effort in, you may as well see if things can improve.
  • It’s really cool that your body can make food!
  • There are many breastfeeding positions that are relaxing and hands-free (really!).
  • Your baby looks super cute snuggled up to your breast. [back]