Breastfeeding may be a natural and wonderful thing, but that doesn't mean it is easy for every woman. That's why it's sometimes called 'the art' of breastfeeding. It can take a while to get the hang of it – and that goes for mothers and babies. The early days can be trying, but in time perseverancepays off.
There are different techniques for mum and baby pairs to latch and breastfeed successfully, so chat to your midwife, well child or Plunket nurse for advice.There is also good information available on www.breastfeeding.org.nz.
If you are experiencing problems with breastfeeding, talk to your midwife, well child or Plunket nurse, lactation consultant or a breast-feeding support group.