Is your milk supply really low? New mothers who are learning to breastfeed often worry that they might not be making enough milk for their baby. Their breasts might stop feeling full and their baby might sometimes be unsettled, or not want to be put down between feeds. There are many reasons for … [Read more...] about How to increase your milk supply
Breastfeeding at night is one of the most discussed topics at La Leche League meetings, both in person and online. This is often because breastfeeding at night, especially in the early days, can be so important to establishing a successful breastfeeding relationship. It is also because of its … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding at night
My baby feeds all evening, and my breasts feel empty – have I run out of milk? Every time I try to put my baby down to sleep, he cries! What am I doing wrong? Why does my baby cry at the breast sometimes, even though he still seems hungry? If you’ve ever asked questions like this during the … [Read more...] about “Fussy evenings” with a newborn
Most babies are keen to feed in the first 90 minutes after they are born especially if they are in skin-to-skin contact with their mum. If your baby is too sleepy to take this first feed or needs medical attention, it's a good idea to ask your healthcare team to show you how to hand express and … [Read more...] about Signs of effective feeding in the early days
Dechrau cynnar Daliwch eich baban croen wrth groen cyn gynted ag y bydd wedi ei eni. Anogwch eich babi i fwydo ar y fron cyn gynted â phosibl. Cydio • Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod yn gyfforddus ac wedi ymlacio – eisteddwch neu gorweddwch gyda rhywbeth yn cynnal eich cefn. • Cadwch eich bron … [Read more...] about Bwydo ar y fron
Mae bwydo ar y fron yn normal a naturiol ond efallai y bydd yn cymryd amser i chi a’ch baban ddysgu. Bwydwch ar y fron yn gynnar Bwydwch ar y fron yn aml Colostrwm Dysgwch i fwydo ar y fron yn gyfforddus Gadewch iddo gymryd llaeth nes yn llawn Chwiliwch am arwyddion ei fod yn llwglyd Rhowch … [Read more...] about Hanfodion Bwydo ar y Fron
Sut allwch chi ddweud os yw’ch babi’n cael digon o laeth? Mewn byd ble mae popeth wedi ei fesur, gall methu gweld faint o laeth mae’ch bronnau’n cynhyrchu beri gofid i chi. Dilynwch eich babi, nid y llyfr Magu pwysau Clytiau budr? Pa mor aml ydych chi’n bwydo ar y fron? Babi … [Read more...] about A yw fy mabi’n cael digon o laeth?
Dear Mama, I’m coming soon, to be with you, and there are some things I wish you knew, about feeding me, and how we can be together. I come hard-wired to feed, and usually, you won’t need to do very much but follow my cues, you’ll need to learn those, watch and see my rose-budded lips … [Read more...] about Dear Mama
All babies need to be fed little and often in the early days. A baby needs to feed frequently, and may or may not offer feeding cues. Trying to visualise numbers can be a distraction, and we have taken the decision to stop using our milk volume posters because we were concerned they might lead … [Read more...] about How much milk does a newborn need at each breastfeed?
Getting your baby positioned and attached comfortably at the breast is an art—mothers often say it takes a little while for breastfeeding to feel entirely comfortable and natural, even if they’ve breastfed before. In the past girls grew up learning about breastfeeding by watching mothers in their … [Read more...] about Positioning & Attachment