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Why is it important to be comfortable when feeding my infant?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It's often hard to get a proper let-down if you're stressed, distracted, or breastfeeding on the go. And without a proper let-down, your baby will not get enough to eat and will be hungry again in no time. Try to set aside quiet time to nurse your baby - sit in a comfortable chair with good back and arm support, and set yourself up with everything you need ahead of time (a glass of water, a book or magazine, the telephone within reach). If you have other children, see that their needs have been met so that they won't bother you. After you and your newborn have gotten the hang of breastfeeding, your body will respond automatically to the baby's stimulation of your nipples and you'll be able to multitask.
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