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Difficulty Getting Started

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Dr. Randall

Breastfeeding can sometimes be stressful for both you and your baby. It may feel awkward at first, but remember, this is a learning experience for both of you. It usually takes a week or two before most women really start to feel comfortable with breastfeeding. In time it can become the most natural thing in the world.

It’s important for you to be comfortable. It might help to find a quiet, secluded spot where you and your baby can be alone to relax during feeding. Babies are very perceptive to emotions. Your baby picks up on your stress and anxiety, and that stress can also inhibit your “let down” reflex. Remember, patience and perseverance are the keys!