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Our guide to successful breastfeeding for first-time parents

For first-time parents, the breastfeeding journey can be both exciting and challenging. The natural bond between you and your baby has endless benefits for both of you. Although it can take time and patience to establish a successful breastfeeding routine, rest assured in the knowledge that with the right knowledge and support, you can make this journey a rewarding and beautiful experience even if you often think you just want to give up. In this blog post, we will provide valuable advice to help first-time parents navigate the world of breastfeeding and create a loving environment for the little one.

Educate yourself before birth:

Knowledge is power. Familiarize yourself with the basics of breastfeeding before your baby arrives. Attend childbirth classes that focus on breastfeeding techniques, proper breastfeeding positions and how to know if your baby is getting enough milk. Understanding what to expect gives you the confidence to deal with any challenges that may arise.

Seek support:

Do not hesitate to seek support from professional and experienced mothers. A lactation consultant can be a valuable resource during the first few days of breastfeeding. They can help with any questions and provide personalized guidance to ensure a proper installation and comfortable breastfeeding experience. Also, join local or online breastfeeding support groups, where you can find a community of parents who have faced similar challenges and victories.

Skin contact:

Skin-to-skin contact is not only beneficial for newborns but also helps establish successful breastfeeding. After birth, place your baby on your chest for uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact. This helps trigger the instinctive sucking reflex and bonding, promoting a strong bond and successful breastfeeding.

Be patient and persevere:

Breastfeeding can be a learning process for both you and your baby. Be patient with yourself and your little one, especially in the beginning when it takes time to establish a breastfeeding routine. Don't be put off by initial challenges; be persistent and remember practice makes perfect.

Follow your baby's signals:

Observe hunger signals in your baby, such as smacking lips, tongue sticking out or turning his head towards your chest. Feeding your baby on demand, whenever they show signs of hunger, helps maintain milk production and ensures your baby is getting enough nutrition.

Take care of yourself:

Breastfeeding can be physically demanding, so self-care is essential. Make sure you drink enough fluids, eat a balanced diet and get enough rest whenever possible. Remember that you need to be well and rested yourself to be able to take care of your baby effectively.

Expressing and storing milk:

Consider expressing and storing breast milk, especially if you plan to return to work or have other commitments. Pumping milk allows other relatives to feed your baby and gives you flexibility to manage your time. Bottles that are good for the first time are Nanobébé's bottles that you can find here .

Be flexible:

Although breastfeeding is a wonderful experience, it is important to be open to alternatives if needed. Sometimes circumstances may require supplementing with milk replacer or a combination of breastfeeding and bottle feeding. The important thing is that your baby gets the nutrition it needs and that you feel supported and confident in your choices.


Breastfeeding is a unique and beautiful journey that creates a strong connection between you and your baby. As first-time parents, remember that it's perfectly okay to seek support and advice as you navigate this new experience. Accept the challenges with open arms, be patient with yourself and your baby, and celebrate the moments of connection and nourishment. With the right knowledge, support and determination, you can create a successful and rewarding breastfeeding experience for both you and your little one.

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