The first few days ... are so important.

If you don't get breastfeeding going in the first few days, you probably won't be breastfeeding in the next couple of months. Where are mothers and babies in the first few days? In the maternity hospital. We trust doctors and nurses that they know what they are doing. But the fact is that most US maternity hospitals score horribly low when graded on how they optimize mother/baby care. For example, babies are born and whisked away from their mothers. Nurses and doctors are poorly trained in breastfeeding medicine and hospitals hand out formula to new mothers that they have received for free. Changing that and more is what the MotherBaby Summit Initiative and this website are all about.

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