Find out about preparing to breastfeed, the health benefits of breastfeeding, your baby's first feed and the hunger cues your pēpi may display. Each link takes you to a page beginning with a short video followed by key messages. You can select from 9 languages at the top of each page.
Babies have such a strong instinct to breastfeed. Usually in that first hour your baby will start to show signs of being ready to feed. If left, they will move towards your breast and latch on by themselves.
Feeding whenever your baby wants to feed will help maintain your milk supply. This is your baby's way of making sure they have all the breastmilk they need. The milk they take is replaced each time they feed.