Quick Breastfeeding Guide For New Mothers
Are you a new mum and would like some easy to understand information on breastfeeding?
Here are four important breastfeeding facts to keep in mind, as well as 6 effective tips to help protect your milk supply.
Top Tips For Increasing Breastmilk Supply
Many new mothers are quick to doubt their milk supply, and some even stop breastfeeding because they think they have a low supply. These 5 effective tips will help your breastmilk to be in plentiful supply.
Is My Baby Is Getting Enough Milk?
Most likely, yes, especially if your baby has: 6-8 very wet nappies in a 24 hour period, 2-3 soft bowel movements in a 24 hour period (although it is also normal for babies to have a bowel movement once every 2-3 days after 6 weeks of age), good skin colour and muscle tone. Your baby should be alert and content, putting on weight and growing.
If your baby has strong or dark urine, formed bowel movements, is constantly feeding or not gaining weight, your baby may not be getting enough breastmilk. Please seek help as soon as you can.
NEED HELP? You can call the Australian Breastfeeding Association’s helpline on 1800 686 268, which operates 7 days a week. Alternately you can hire a IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant) who can help you in your home.