Frequently Asked Questions About Breastfeeding

When will my milk come in?

How do I know when my baby is hungry?

Does breastfeeding hurt?

Is breastmilk really good for my baby?

When should I start breastfeeding?

How long do I need to breastfed?

Can I breastfeed if I smoke or use street drugs?

What do I do when I need to breastfeed outside my home?

What foods do I need to eat?

Can I take medication if I am breastfeeding?

How do I know my baby is getting enough milk?

Last Updated: Dec 2020

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