Breastfeeding Health Center

Breast milk is truly an amazing thing- not only does it provide nourishment, but it also helps prepare a baby’s immune system to protect against viruses and bacteria. But breast-feeding isn’t always a smooth process. Check out Dr. Greene’s Breast-feeding Topic Center if you’ve got questions about the benefits of breast milk, how breast milk changes during a feeding, or and what to look for in a baby formula.

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Nibble Nursing

Dear Dr. Greene, I am a first time new mom. My precious baby is three weeks old and I have to go back to work when she is six weeks old. I have been trying to nurse my daughter, but it is not going well at all! She eats a little bit then goes to sleep. As soon as I put her down she wakes up and wants to nurse again. I can’t get anything done and I don’t get to sleep very much. I’m really afraid that I won’t be able to keep this up when I go back to work. Will it hurt her health too much if I change her over to a bottle?
Burlingame, California

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