Breastfeeding: Is Baby Getting Enough Milk?

is your baby getting enough breast milk

Most mums will be nodding their heads knowingly at this one, as a fear that your breastfeeding baby isn’t getting enough milk is a very common anxiety for new mums. After all, you want to make sure that your baby’s getting all the nourishment she needs from you breast milk and, well, as you can’t actually see how much she’s swallowing, it can feel as though you’re flying blind. However, there are a few fool-proof ways to tell if your baby is breastfeeding well and I asked Dru Campbell, midwife and lactation consultant at Health Bay Polyclinic in Dubai, to talk me through them. Here’s what she had to say…

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Tongue Ties – 5 Things You Need To Know

signs your baby is tongue tied

I’m just going to throw this out there. My first breastfeeding experience wasn’t magical. I was tired, in pain, drugged up, numb from the waist down and suddenly my baby was placed on my chest and I was told to nurse her. I put her straight on the breast and hoped for the best. Unfortunately, while she knew how to suck, she didn’t know how to latch (turns out there’s a knack to it) and two days later she was looking rather jaundiced and I was yelping in pain.

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