LLL is aware that throughout time mothers in many cultures have informally shared their breastmilk and wet nursed among family members and trusted friends. We know that in times of severe maternal illness, death and natural disaster sharing breastmilk can be lifesaving. The World Health … [Read more...] about Sharing Breastmilk
Milk Supply Issues
If your baby needs a supplement of expressed breastmilk or formula, a nursing supplementer can give him that extra milk while he is feeding at the breast. Supplementers can help mums have an at-breast relationship with their baby. You can use a supplementer to: Stimulate breastmilk production … [Read more...] about Nursing Supplementers
Rosie’s low milk supply has meant that she has used an at-breast supplementer since her son was five weeks old. Here she tells us the practical details of how this is working for her and her son. I have been using an at-breast supplementer system for six months now, and it has made a … [Read more...] about In praise of at-breast supplementers
Although most mothers are able to produce enough milk for their babies’ needs you may have concerns about your own supply. Perhaps you and your baby had a difficult start or were not given the support you needed to establish breastfeeding. Or all may have seemed to be going well until your baby’s … [Read more...] about My baby needs more milk
While it’s good to have plenty of milk, it can be a real problem if you produce much more milk than your baby needs. Your baby may seem to be thriving, gaining as much as 400g (14oz) in a week; but he may also be unhappy or uncomfortable. Many mothers worry about having too little milk, but for a … [Read more...] about Too Much Milk and Oversupply
How do you tell if your baby is getting enough milk? In a world where everything is measured, it can be nerve-wracking when you can’t see how much milk your breasts are making. Follow your baby not the book Weight gain Dirty nappies How frequently are you breastfeeding? Sleepy … [Read more...] about Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?