• Are your breasts comfortable now? Your nipples? What, if anything , are you feeding your baby besides your milk? Why? How often? When?

  • About how much has your weight changed since you left the hospital?

Future Plans
  • How long do you plan to breastfeed?

  • Do you plan to go to work or school? If so, when?

  • Tell me how you will combine work and breastfeeding. Perhaps I can make some suggestions about feeding your baby while you're at work, expressing milk, storing milk, and managing on days off from work.

Explanations
Physical Examination

Slow infant growth may be a sign that the mother needs assistance with breastfeeding or with formula feeding. Early identification and correction of positioning problems may promote continuation of breastfeeding.

General

Support and care for the primary caretaker and family will assist in optimal care of the infant. The mother benefits from help to meet her own needs for rest and a healthful diet.

Breastfeeding Experience

Most problems with breastfeeding the neonate can be resolved through relatively simple measures such as feeding on demand, proper positioning, breastfeeding exclusively (without feeding formula or other supple



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