QI’m worried my daughter, who is three months old, isn’t getting enough breastmilk. She seems unsettled between feeds. How can I boost my supply?
ALactation consultant Barb Glare says: Most mothers make plenty of milk to feed their babies. The easiest way to increase supply is to feed more often. Babies feed at least eight to 12 times in 24 hours. In that period, young babies have one longer sleep – but at this age three to four hours is as good as it gets.
If your baby is growing in weight and length and having five or more heavy wet disposable nappies and pooing regularly she is getting enough. If you are still worried, call the Australian Breastfeeding Association (1800 686 268).