By Kate D. Shand, PA-C, CBS (Certified Breastfeeding Specialist)
Everyone knows “Breast is Best” for your baby. Any quick Google search will show a bevy of information (some good and some bad) for new moms to read when preparing to breastfeed their child. And let’s not forget the friends and family members who will chime in with their experiences and opinions as well (again, some good and some bad). Here at Legacy Pediatrics, we have seen and heard it all from new moms with what works and what doesn’t. I’ve compiled a list of what I think is the most important “rules” (a term I use lightly) when trying to breastfeed your newborn. I’d like to think this is a less strict/realistic approach than what you will read elsewhere while taking into account everything that is going on in those stressful first few weeks home with your new baby.