Whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed is an important choice to think about before you have your baby. Ask your doctor about the benefits of breastfeeding for both you and your baby and who can help you learn how to breastfeed.
You can leave the Pregnancy section to visit our Breastfeeding section, which will give you the information you need to make an informed choice. Don't forget to come back to the Pregnancy section for more great information on getting ready for parenthood.
Research shows that breastfeeding provides many health benefits for you and your baby. But it also can be difficult to manage breastfeeding in today’s hurried world. Learning all you can before you give birth can help. The decision to breastfeed is a personal one. As a new mom, you deserve support no matter how you decide to feed your baby.
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Health care for baby
Right now, your OB or midwife is monitoring the health of your unborn baby. But as soon as your baby enters into this world, your baby will need his or her own doctor. Start looking into a doctor for your baby several months before your due date. Deciding on a doctor and figuring out health insurance before your child's birth saves time and gives you peace of mind as you near labor. Also, if you deliver early, somebody you know, and trust will be at the ready to care for your new child.