CON­FI­DENT Breast­feed­ing

The breast­feed­ing ad­vice you need to know

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Special Report - For more in­for­ma­tion on breast­feed­ing, down­load the free MyMedela app at www.mymedela.com.au Visit www.medela.com.au and www.mede­labreast­feed­ing­blog.com.au to learn about our breast­feed­ing so­lu­tions or to find your near­est stock­ists and rental sta­tions.

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.

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