Breastfeeding is one of the best choices you can make for nourishing and bonding with your baby. Sometimes it is easy. Sometimes, it is a challenge at first. This video was made by Ameda, a company that manufactures breast pumps. It contains some pretty good information.
Babies are born knowing how to breastfeed instinctively. Here is a video, produced by Global Health Media Project, showing the newborn breast crawl. Simply fascinating!
The World Health Organization and Unicef presented the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” to the world in the 1989 as the WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement on the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding. If US hospitals consistently followed even just the first step, there would be more successful breastfeeding stories to tell. Ask your hospital or birth center if they are a baby friendly certified hospital, or if they are taking the steps to become baby friendly.