Always visit a certified breastfeeding consultant. When the nurse or doctor starts breastfeeding your baby for the first time, don't worry if you don't know what to do. The hospital staff is ready to help you with any questions. They may even acquire some hands-on skills to help you out. Many hospitals have lactation consultants who help new mothers breastfeed. Your firstborn will soon know how to breastfeed. But sometimes, when things don't go that way, there's always a way to help.