Common Breastfeeding Concerns

Breastfeeding Support

This page answers some common breastfeeding concerns.

When you first start breastfeeding you might wonder: Is my baby getting enough?

With Frequent breastfeeding, by the end of the first week, a mother’s milk production has increased more than tenfold – from 1 ounce on the first day to about 10-19 ounces per day by day 7.

Breastfeeding: Is My Baby Getting Enough? - NHS

 

Is it normal for it to hurt?

There are a number of reasons why you could have breast pain whilst breastfeeding.

Breast Pain and Breastfeeding - NHS

  

Mastitis, how to recognise it and how to avoid it:

Mastitis means inflammation of the breast and can be mild or severe.  Mastitis occurs most often during the early weeks of breastfeeding.

Mastitis - NHS

 

Sore cracked nipples and how best to treat them:

If your nipples become painful this is normally due to a poor latch.

Sore or Cracked Nipples when Breastfeeding - NHS

 

Oral thrush in baby and potential for nipple thrush:

Thrush also known as Candida, a fungal infection, is an overgrowth of yeast that normally lives in our bodies.

Breastfeeding and Thrush - NHS

 

Optimal positioning of baby for successful Breastfeeding:

Breastfeeding is a skill that you and your baby learn together. It can take time to get used to.

Breastfeeding: Positioning and Attachment - NHS

 

Useful links:

Infant Feeding During COVID-19

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Infant Feeding Support

Tongue Tie