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.
Is it normal for it to hurt?
There are a number of reasons why you could have breast pain whilst breastfeeding.
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.
Sore cracked nipples and how best to treat them:
If your nipples become painful this is normally due to a poor latch.
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.
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.