The breastfeeding advice you need to know
Studies show that around 95 per cent of women can produce enough milk for their baby/babies. Each time your baby breastfeeds, a message is sent to your brain to ensure you produce this feed again. When you send enough signals your body makes enough milk. The following tips will help to tell you if your little one is getting enough milk. Is your baby mostly happy and content? Do you have to change at least five heavily wet and at least two dirty nappies daily? Does your baby settle after feeds (most babies need some help settling down first)? Is your baby gaining weight well? Is your baby otherwise healthy? If you’ve answered ‘Yes’, you have a great milk supply. Keep doing what you’re doing. If you’ve answered ‘No’, visit your health nurse or lactation consultant – they can look at how you and baby are feeding and offer advice.