Breastfeeding Timeline: What to Expect From Birth to 1 Year (PHOTOS)

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Breastfeeding is no doubt a beautiful way to feed your baby, but don't be fooled: It's also FULL of surprises. And unless you know what to expect and when, nursing can be full of frustration, too.

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For instance: Many moms freak if their milk isn't flowing on day one. Well, guess what? That's not what your body is designed to deliver, or what your baby needs. To help prep you for the first year of breastfeeding, here are some breastfeeding milestones to commit to your memory.

Aren't month 3–6 a nice bonus for losing that baby weight? 

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