Guest post By Dr Ryan Harvey from House Call Doctor
Breastfeeding is the natural way of feeding your baby, however many women encounter challenges that can be both physically and emotionally draining.
“Many new mothers need extra information and guidance in understanding their body’s milk supply,” says Dr Ryan Harvey from House Call Doctor.
“Equipping yourself with knowledge and professional support can help make breastfeeding a less challenging process for both mother and baby.”
Does my baby have enough milk?
Many new mothers worry that their baby cannot gain enough milk through breastfeeding alone. Fortunately there are some simple indicators:
Is my body producing enough milk?
Sometimes, our bodies may not produce enough milk to meet the nutritional needs of our babies.
“This is not unusual, and new mums can be assured there are simple ways to increase milk production, if that’s the best decision for mother and baby,” says Dr Harvey.
Our bodies send a signal when your breasts are feeling empty, however the following signs may indicate a low milk supply:
How can I increase the milk supply?
“If you are concerned that your body may not be producing enough milk, a lactation specialist can provide you with personalised guidance and support,” says Dr Harvey.
Other simple methods to increase the milk supply can include:
“If these remedies don’t aid in milk production, consult your GP who may prescribe medication to help,” says Dr Harvey.
Breastfeeding is a different experience for every mother and baby. Sometimes there are challenges, so take the time to understand what works for you and bub!
Thank you Doctor Ryan Harvey for your information.
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