1. Newborns

Breastfeeding & bottle-feeding

Good attachment is the key to successful breastfeeding.
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    Use this picture guide for Aboriginal parents to see breastfeeding positions and techniques.

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    If you have sore nipples, check baby’s breastfeeding attachment. See your nurse or lactation consultant for help. For a nipple infection, see your GP.

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    Dads have an important role to play in breastfeeding. Dads can help their breastfeeding partners by being enthusiastic, supportive and knowledgeable.

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    Our guide has the essentials on expressing breastmilk by hand or with a pump, plus information on storing breastmilk at different temperatures.

Raising Children Network is supported by the Australian Government. Member organisations are the Parenting Research Centre and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health.

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