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How can I start breastfeeding my baby in the NICU?

When your baby is able to start breastfeeding, the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) staff and lactation team will help you and your baby learn to work together. They have many resources (books, videos) and tips to share with you. Take the hospital’s breastfeeding class. This class is offered every day. It’s full of information and is a great chance to ask questions and learn from others.

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