During pregnancy you are probably planning for all the ‘what ifs’ that come along with childbirth. One of the things our clients often ask us about is breastfeeding right after birth.
For some moms this is very easy. After delivery, baby is put on their chest and nature takes over. For other moms who have complications at birth or whose baby may arrive a little early- this isn’t always possible.
New studies are showing that initiating breastfeeding within the first hour after birth has some great benefits for your supply and breastfeeding success overall. If this isn’t possible with baby, the availability of a Hospital Grade double breastpump is crucial.
Here is a great post about how to protect your supply early on: http://blog.medelabreastfeedingus.com/2016/05/breastfeeding-in-the-first-24-hours/
Here is a healthcare professionals perspective for moms with some challenges at birth: http://blog.neonatalperspectives.com/2016/12/08/why-mothers-should-pump-within-one-hour-of-birth/