Supporting breastfeeding mums is at the very heart of what we do.
We offer informative, non-judgmental support based on our own breastfeeding experiences.
Below is a list of the most common breastfeeding questions we get asked.
We also have a blog which details our founder's breastfeeding experiences.
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Common Breastfeeding Questions:
I'm pregnant and want to breastfeed, where should I start?
Do some research with books or Youtube
Attend a breastfeeding preparation class run by a lactation consultant
Attend a breastfeeding support group in your area to meet other breastfeeding mums.
I just started breastfeeding but I'm in a lot of pain?
Breastfeeding can be painful at the beginning when establishing supply and getting the latch correct.
Get your latch checked by a lactation consultant within hospital or through your public health nurse referral.
For any questions, use the HSE breastfeeding chat service
How will I know if my baby is getting enough?
Regular wet and dirty nappies.
Baby is satisfied after a feed.
Your baby is steadily gaining weight.
You can hear and see your baby swallowing milk.
Your breasts feel softer after a feed.
Where can I find more support?
Lactation Consultants of Ireland
La Leche League
Friends of Breastfeeding
Doula Association of Ireland