It is important to understand what to expect from breastfeeding at baby’s different ages and developmental stages, each which provides its own pleasures and difficulties.

The early days of breastfeeding are crucial as baby needs to get latching right and mom needs to establish milk production. How one manages problems in this time can make or break breastfeeding in the longer run.
Eventually these early weeks will pass. You can now start to expect the joy and fulfilment that you were promised. Of course there are also things you may not have expected – growth spurts, biting babies and waking up to feed at night, to name a few.

Breastfeeding will shape and shift as the journey continues and eventually draws to an end.