• Consume 2,200 to 2,700 calories a day to maintain a
sufficient, nutritional milk supply.
• Adjust daily nutritional servings to accommodate breastfeeding
needs by consuming healthy, well-balanced meals rich in fruits,
vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy.
• Keep water or fruit juice close by during feedings to counter
the natural increase in thirst.
• Begin breastfeeding as soon as possible after birth.
• Allow newborns to nurse whenever they show signs of hunger.
• Breastfeed exclusively during baby's first six months.
• Practice latching-on and positioning to ensure the most
comfortable, productive feedings for both mother and baby.
• Let baby determine when the feeding is over.
• After six months of exclusive breastfeeding, begin introducing
solids into baby's diet.
• Begin weaning baby from breastfeeding by substituting feedings
with infant formula or additional solid food, as appropriate.