The clock and breastfeeding

When a baby is born, some parents are informed or make assumptions that they need to be constantly watching the clock to keep track of when baby last nursed, when they should nurse again and how long they should nurse for. What do all these numbers mean? What if baby wants to nurse again after just nursing half an hour ago?

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, talks about common misconceptions and how to trust your baby knows when he or she needs to nurse. While there are exceptions to this, sometimes being preoccupied with the clock can cause issues by shifting your attention away from what matters. Read more in her Breastfeeding Reporter Blog: “The Clock and Early Breastfeeding.”

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