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The 9 stages

Skin-to-skin contact

Smells the breast

Licks and tastes the milk

Seeks and finds breast, gets nipple in mouth

Suckles and swallows

Suckles and swallows for brief periods, several times a day

Breastfeeds more effectively, reduced amount through feeding-tube/cup

Breastfeeds majority of feeds

Only breastfeeding at all feeds


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Learn more at Knowledge Centre for Breastfeeding infants with special needs