Getting started with breastfeeding

Getting startedStarting to breastfeed soon after the birth is best. Although it is a natural process, breastfeeding isn't always easy to begin with and it’s perfectly normal to feel a little anxious and worried at first, so don't be afraid to ask for help. If you’re in hospital, you can ask one of the midwives to assist you, plus you may be offered a breastfeeding class as part of your antenatal care. It’s also useful to chat to other mums who are breastfeeding - why not log on to HiPP Chat today and join in with the conversation?

Equipment you might need

  • At least two breastfeeding bras - many department stores have staff who are trained to fit nursing bras - you can get measured up at 36 weeks or later
  • A good supply of breast pads- for both reassurance and leakage emergencies
  • Muslins – to mop up any milk and dribbles
  • Bibs
  • Bottles and teats if you wish to express
  • A breast pump if you wish to express
  • A steriliser for bottles, teats, and a breast pump
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