Breastfeeding: 10 Questions to Ask

Questions to ask your health care provider when breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding questions
If you plan to or have already started to breastfeed, many questions will cross your mind. Do yourself a favor and stick to these essential questions. The rest will just drive you crazy! Use these as a guide when chatting with your lactation consultant. 


  1. How often should I breastfeed? How will I know whether my baby is getting enough milk?
  2. How do I prevent sore nipples?
  3. Can I continue breastfeeding if my breasts hurt or if I have a cold or the flu?
  4. Are there foods I should avoid eating while breastfeeding? What about alcohol or caffeine?
  5. Are there any medications that I should stop taking?
  6. Can you recommend a lactation consultant and support programs for new mothers?
  7. I've heard that I can't get pregnant while breastfeeding. Is this true?
  8. When should I introduce a bottle?
  9. What should I look for in a breast pump?
  10. How often should I pump when I go back to work?
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