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Should I worry if my baby doesn't breastfeed much at first?

It’s common for breastfeeding to start off slowly. At first, your baby may only want to nurse once a day. (Breastfeeding is hard work!) Sometimes, she may only nuzzle a bit before falling asleep. This is fine; let your baby set the pace. Over time, she’ll gradually want to nurse more often and for a longer time.

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