Babies can be unsettled for many reasons and it can sometimes take time and effort to work out the cause. Our leaflet The Unhappy Breastfed Baby can help you determine whether your baby’s behaviour is due to something other than an allergy. But when you have ruled out most of the obvious causes … [Read more...] about Allergies & Food Intolerances
Healthy babies are born with a vital survival skill—the instinct to breastfeed. Interfering with this instinct in the early days and weeks of a baby’s life can lead to problems. Many a mother has noticed a change in her baby’s sucking patterns after introducing a bottle or dummy. Her baby may … [Read more...] about Nipple Confusion?
While it’s good to have plenty of milk, some mothers produce more milk than their babies need. This is commonly called oversupply and can be very challenging. Some babies cope very well with a generous milk supply; however, some babies, whilst appearing to thrive, will be unhappy and uncomfortable. … [Read more...] about Too Much Milk and Oversupply
“The newborn baby has only three demands. They are warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three.” ~ Dr Grantly Dick-Read from Birthing Without Fear This simple recipe for keeping a baby happy works for the … [Read more...] about The Unhappy Breastfed baby
What is normal? Normal newborn feeding cues Why is my baby sleepy? Good attachment Wake your sleepy baby to nurse Other ideas Biological nurturing™ Breast compression Express milk for your baby Avoid bottles and dummies When to offer expressed milk Don't give up too soon What is … [Read more...] about Sleepy Baby – Why And What To Do
Breastfeeding is normal and natural but some babies don’t get the hang of it straight away. They may struggle and cry, find it difficult to latch on, or simply nurse ineffectively at the breast. It can be upsetting for both of you if your baby won’t nurse. Remember he’s not rejecting you. If your … [Read more...] about My Baby Won’t Breastfeed
Breastfeeding is normal and natural but it may take you and your baby time to learn. Milk production speeds up (your body makes more milk faster) if you nurse or pump more frequently. The emptier the breast, the faster your body works to replace the milk that was taken out. Milk is being produced at … [Read more...] about Beginning Breastfeeding