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Your doctor can be an excellent source of information throughout your pregnancy. He or she can help you learn what to expect through each stage and can answer any questions you may have about childbirth and breastfeeding. It is important to choose a doctor who shares information freely and supports your decision to breastfeed.
There are certain hospital practices that help you and your baby get off to a better start with breastfeeding. These practices are offered at Baby Friendly and Texas Ten Step hospitals and include holding your baby skin-to-skin right after delivery, sharing a room with your baby, avoiding bottles and pacifiers, and avoiding formula.
Here are some questions to ask your doctor during pregnancy:
These are also good topics to discuss with the staff at your hospital when you take a tour and learn about the labor and delivery practices there.