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Breastfeeding tips for successHere’s our selection of breastfeeding tips to help you and your baby make a success of feeding right from the very start:1. Feed your baby as soon as you can – straight after the birth if you and your baby are well.2. Get help with positioning – if it hurts , there’s a problem. Initial tenderness is normal. Soreness that gets worse is not. Midwives in hospital , or community midwives who visit you at home , can help you change things so they are not as painful. Creams and other potions on your nipples won’t help with soreness if the underlying cause is poor positioning.3. Keep your baby close to you. When you can , skin to skin contact – with your baby nestled against you – is soothing for your baby , and helps you respond to signs she makes when she