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The 9 stages

Skin-to-skin contact

Smells the breast

Licks and tastes the milk

Seeks and finds breast, attempts suckling

Suckles and swallows

Suckles and swallows for brief periods, several times daily

Breastfeeds more effectively, gets smaller amounts of milk through feeding tube/cup

Breastfeeds majority of feed and only gets small amounts through feeding tube/cup

Only breastfeeding at all meals


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Want to learn more?

Learn more at Knowledge Centre for Breastfeeding infants with special needs