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QOD: My large family wants to come to see the new baby in the hospital. Will that be an issue?

Limit your visitors both in the hospital and at home for the first week or two.

Breastfeeding can be tricky and having additional eyes on you when you and your baby are learning can be really difficult.

In the beginning, you may want to nurse with your shirt off or lying down and it’s difficult to do if you are hosting well-meaning visitors.  Soon you’ll be nursing like a pro in public but until then, give yourself a break!

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, November 2018

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  1. I agree 100% with you Dr. Sara!! It can be so hard to get that very important skin-to-skin and bonding time back when you are playing Pass the Baby game, especially when it is in those first few hours after birth. I see so many moms who want to turn the entourage away but feel rude, so I highly recommend thinking about this before deciding who you call on the way to the hospital!

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