Learn steps you can take before and after birth to help breastfeeding go smoothly for you and your baby.
Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help support your breastfeeding. Partners and family members can:
Crying can be a late sign of hunger, and it may be harder for the baby to latch if he or she is upset. Over time, you will be able to learn your baby's cues for when to start feeding.
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Content last reviewed: January 31, 2017.