As soon as your baby has been born, your midwife will be able to help you with breastfeeding. She will be able to show you how to encourage your new baby to latch correctly and help you find positions that are comfortable for you both. Once you have been discharged from hospital you will be able to access your community midwife who will be able to continue to support you at home. You will receive the same midwifery care if you have chosen to have a home birth.
Those first precious moments.....
Remember - if you have chosen to initiate breastfeeding you should have received your copy of the latest "Mothers & Others" guide. This really useful magazine contains plenty of information (including pictures) for mothers who are pregnant all the way up to baby at 12months. Some of the sections include feeding positions, breastfeeding benefits, achieveing successful attachment and breastfeeding challenges. Well worth a read! So don't forget to ask your midwife!