Milk­milk boost

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Realadvice -

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).

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