What problems can we expert help with?
Here are outlines of some of the most common breastfeeding problems, with links to further advice.
A baby who won’t latch
Ideally, your newborn will latch within the first few hours. If he doesn’t, or the latch is uncomfortable, a midwife or peer supporter can check it. Don’t be afraid to ask for his latch to be rechecked, even if it was done at your birth facility. If your baby is still not latching after 24 hours, we can help you
Almost always caused by your baby not being well latched, a peer supporter or counsellor can help you adjust his position. If the pain is severe or persistent, even after adjustments.
The best way to avoid engorgement – breasts that become uncomfortably full and hard when your milk ‘comes in’, usually around days two to four – is to feed your baby frequently. A breastfeeding specialist can show you how to massage your breasts and hand express or pump to relieve the pressure. If your baby cannot breastfeed because of the engorgement, we can helpyou
Concerns about supply
Many mums worry about their milk supply over the first few days. A peer supporter or your midwife or nurse can reassure you it’s usual for your baby to feed every hour or two at this time. As long as he is producing plenty of wet and dirty nappies and gaining sufficient weight, all should be well.
Our other guidance includes
- Healthy recipes for the particular medical condition.
- Guidance for Healthy Lifestyle
- Regular coordination and follow up for the entire duration of plan you choose.
- Online support, Mail/phone consultations on request. We will be in regular touch with you and your Personal Dietitian will be just a Click or a Call away