Preparing To Breastfeed Before Birth

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Preparing To Breastfeed Before Birth

Before your baby arrives, find out as much as you can about how to breastfeed.

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Before your baby arrives, find out as much as you can about how to breastfeed.

Be patient.  Both you and your baby will take time to learn to breastfeed.

It helps to be well supported by family and friends.

With the right help, almost all mothers can breastfeed. Ask early for help.

Mama Aroha -  breastfeeding basics

Images of Mama Aroha app

The Mama Aroha app provides information about many aspects of breastfeeding. It includes information on the importance of breastfeeding, support for breastfeeding skin to skin, supply and demand feeding, what to expect, feeding cues, latching and positioning, hand expressing and milk storage.

The app is New Zealand based and connects visuals and kupu Māori to provide a more visually informative resource that is easier to understand. For the complete app description, go to the app website, or get the app from Google Play or App Store.

This page last reviewed 02 June 2013.

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