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Q&A: Should I Take a Breastfeeding Class?

I'm planning to breastfeed when my baby comes, should I take a class?
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ByErin van Vuuren
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February 28, 2017
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If there is a class available to you, yes. Attending a good breastfeeding class can help you better understand how breastfeeding works; how to establish a healthy supply of breast milk; how to help baby latch; how to know if baby is getting enough milk; different breastfeeding positions; and who to call if you need help. Ideally, it will also help your mate learn how he can help and support you in breastfeeding, and you’ll get to see breastfeeding in action, which is an invaluable experience.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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