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No! If it does, there’s something wrong with the way the baby is latched on. Take him off and begin again. More information on this topic can be found in our leaflet Breastfeeding – The Early Days You can also contact … Continued
Once the milk comes in, the theory of “what-goes-in-one-end-comes-out-the-other” works: 4-6 wet disposable nappies (6-8 cloth nappies) and 3-4 bowel movements in 24 hours usually indicate the baby is getting an adequate volume of your milk.
Absolutely! Its quite easy to nurse a small baby discreetly if you wear separates. Wearing a loose fitting top or shirt that can be lifted up from the waist works well. You can turn away slightly for someone sitting opposite … Continued
A smarter, happier baby who is less likely to develop allergies and likely to avoid many infections. For mum there is a reduced risk of breast, ovarian and cervical cancers and a wonderful, enduring bond with your baby. So easy … Continued
Yes! Size has nothing to do with milk production. Changes in the breast during early pregnancy make it possible for the breasts to make milk regardless of size.
Not at all. For most mothers a well balanced diet is all that is needed.
Not really. During the first few months, a breastfed baby is very portable! Just pack a few extra nappies and maybe a change of clothes for the baby and you’re ready to leave!
Soon after the baby is born, feedings usually take 15-20 minutes per side and most mothers offer both sides at each feeding. If the baby falls asleep, start the next feeding with the breast that didn’t get nursed at the … Continued
Your body makes milk especially for your baby. Every time your baby nurses, he gets protection from exactly what you and he have come in contact with. Plus exactly what he needs for brain development and perfect growth.