Making the transition from using bottles, cups etc., to feeding at the breast There are lots of reasons babies might need more milk than they can get directly at the breast: They don’t have enough energy to do all the work of feeding. They may have been born early or small-for-dates, or are … [Read more...] about Weaning from Supplements
Ask any breastfeeding mother why she’s chosen to breastfeed. She’ll probably tell you about the benefits to herself, her baby and her family, as well as the joy and satisfaction of meeting her baby’s needs for food, protection and security through breastfeeding. Mothers who give up after a difficult … [Read more...] about Relactation and Induced Lactation
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
“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
A nipple shield is a thin, silicone teat that can be placed over a mother’s nipple and may help a baby who is having difficulty learning to breastfeed. Holes in the tip allow milk to flow into the baby’s mouth. A nipple shield can be used temporarily to help establish breastfeeding or in some cases … [Read more...] about Nipple shields
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?
Breastfeeding is normal and natural but it may take you and your baby time to learn. Breastfeed early Breastfeed often Colostrum Learn to breastfeed comfortably Allow them to take full feeds Watch for signs they are hungry After your milk comes in Give only your milk Night feeds are … [Read more...] about Beginning Breastfeeding