FAQs

Know how

There is no doubt: Breast is best. Breastmilk is the ideal nutrition for babies because it contains all the nutrients the baby needs for the first six months of life and helps them to grow up healthy. No other milk, food, drink or even water is required. Mothers who do not feed their baby at the breast can be good mothers too. To support expecting and new moms in keeping up their knowledge about breastfeeding we compiled some information on breastfeeding and breastmilk:

Successful Breastfeeding

Though breastfeeding is natural, the technique is a learned skill and it may take time and patience for you and your baby to master it. As you become more practised, breastfeeding will become easier and more pleasurable.

The following hints can help you to avoid breastfeeding problems. But always keep in mind: These tips cannot replace expert help and do not cover any situation that might occur. Do not hesitate to ask your lactation specialist if you experience breastfeeding problems or if you have ongoing questions.

Challenges

Breastfeeding is an art, something mother and baby have to learn. Sometimes this learning process may be accompanied by challenges and problems that have to be solved.

Pumping

Breastpumps come in a variety of styles. It is important for your breastpump to be safe, effective and comfortable. Always read the manufacturer's instructions before using your pump.

Here are some basic tips to boost your breastpumping know-how: