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The Breastfeeding Bible

The Importance of Support

If, in spite of your best efforts to follow this advice, you are still struggling, don't give up. There is lots of good help out there for new mothers. Start by seeking hands-on consultation from a professional lactation specialist. In fact, you may want to arrange for someone to visit you as soon as you return home from the hospital. Many maternity hospitals and birthing centers now have lactation consultants on staff, or you can get a referral from La Leche League especially on the days when you feel like tossing in the nursing bra. Combining a network of emotional support with practical information makes it possible for almost all women to overcome obstacles and give their baby the best possible start.