Channel Mum Basics: How to breastfeed – our 7 step breastfeeding guide

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Do you want to know how to breastfeed easily and comfortably? Watch our quick 7 step video guide which tells you everything you need to know.

How to breastfeed

In our breastfeeding video, we cover 7 simple breastfeeding techniques that you can learn in just a minute or two.
Breastfeeding is a very intuitive process and will probably come naturally to you, but by following our breastfeeding tips, it might just be that little bit easier.

What do you need to breastfeed?

We recommend that you have all your essentials nearby – so grab your phone, maybe the TV remote, and a drink so you won’t need to move around too much. It’s important to be calm when breastfeeding your baby, so breathe softly and create a peaceful environment for them. Remember that it’s not only your nipple that needs to be in their mouth, but also your
areola too. If you can’t get the ideal breastfeeding latch, just gently put your finger in their mouth and remove your nipple, then try again.

How to increase breast milk

Most mums will naturally have plenty of milk to meet their baby’s needs, but remember to keep yourself well fed and hydrated at all times.

We’ve got loads of inspiring breastfeeding and bottle feeding stories on the site for you to look at, so no matter how you end up feeding your baby you will find someone’s story will resonate.