Whether you are a first time mom or you have children at home, getting started nursing your new baby can take some focus and it is normal to have some questions. Here are some things to keep in mind as you start breastfeeding your baby:
Start breastfeeding as soon as you can after your baby is born. Most full term babies can begin nursing immediately after birth.
Your baby should begin to be more wakeful and show interest in feedings by the second day. Signs that your baby is ready to feed include...
The amount of breastmilk produced increases at about 3 or 4 days after birth, and the "mature" milk is said to have "come in."
Expect to feed your baby about 8 to 12 times per day. This may take about 20 minutes on the first breast. Typically, a baby will breastfeed for a shorter period at the second breast.