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ASK: What is colostrum?

Body Functions Pregnancy: Colostrum ANSWER "So colostrum is a precursor to breast milk, it usually starts developing in your body, actually around 20 weeks of...
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ASK: What are benefits of breastfeeding my baby?

Breastfeeding Benefits ANSWER: "The benefits for breastfeeding have been shown in research. There's benefits for both mother and infant, and these benefits are available over...
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ASK: Is breast really best for my newborn baby?

ANSWER: "This is something that comes up a lot in this debate when these motherhood debates these days. Breastfeeding is a very personal choice...
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ASK: What can I expect at the early stages of breastfeeding my baby?

Breastfeeding Essential Info ANSWER: "Around 16 weeks of gestation, your body actually starts to produce colostrum, which is the baby's first milk and it's rich...
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ASK: When breastfeeding, how do I know my baby has a proper latch?

ANSWER: "So effective positioning and latch are key to facilitating milk transfer to your baby, preventing nipple soreness and encouraging a longer duration of...
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ASK: How can my support person or partner best support me during labor?

ANSWER: "Okay, so your support person can help you best by putting the phone down, put it away, do not look at the phone,...
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ASK: What types of labor positions could I be in for my labor and...

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER There are all kinds of different positions that you can be in. One of the thing to keep in mind is sometimes...

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