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
Milk Supply Issues
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
If your baby needs a supplement of expressed breastmilk or formula, a nursing supplementer can help you enjoy the closeness of breastfeeding while your milk production increases. You can use a supplementer to: Stimulate breastmilk production while feeding infant formula or expressed mil, … [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 huge … [Read more...] about In praise of at-breast supplementers
Does your baby need more milk? How to know your baby is getting enough breastmilk Increasing your milk production If supplements are needed Feeding methods Expressing your milk Does your baby need more milk? Although most mothers are able to produce enough milk for their babies’ needs, you … [Read more...] about My baby needs more milk
While it’s good to have plenty of milk, some mothers produce more milk than their babies need. This is usually called oversupply. Some babies cope very well with a generous milk supply; however, others will be unhappy and uncomfortable even though they are gaining weight and appearing to thrive. … [Read more...] about 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?