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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding support If you are struggling with breastfeeding then feel free to contact any of the following breastfeeding support groups. We’ve placed the links to these groups below: La Leche League- www.laleche.org.ukThe National childbirth Trust (NCT) – www.nct.org.ukThe breastfeeding Network- www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

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Breast Engorgement

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Breast Engorgement

Breast fullness is normal whilst breastfeeding, but engorgement is not. This may happen if baby is not able to suckle milk effectively from the breast. The breasts may feel hot and there maybe areas of redness on the breast and they may also feel shiny and tight. The milk doesn’t flow very easily and you may feel like you have a fever. It is very important to offer the breast to your baby, it is a priority to drain the breast either by feeding at the breast or expressing, either by hand or by manual/electric pump. This may increase your...

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A Guide to Breastfeeding

Advice Breastfeeding

A Guide to Breastfeeding

Why is breastfeeding important? Breastmilk is not just a source of food, breastfeeding can also be used to comfort babies and helping the bonding- both physical and emotional. Breastmilk contains vital key nutrients for development for example; enzymes to aid digestion, growth hormones to support babies immature system to cope outside the uterus. What is colostrum? This is the name of the milk that is produced by the breast in the first few days of life. It is a concentrated form of breast milk and contains lots of goodness for your new-born. A new-born babies kidneys cannot cope with large...

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