Article Tag - "breastfeeding support"
The first of its kind in Ireland, this doula course will provide all of the training and mentoring necessary for you to support pregnant people and their families and from conception, pregnancy labour birth and the early postpartum in the Irish maternity system.
It will cover the theory of anatomy and hormonal activity during pregnancy labour and birth along with hands-on training on how to support early labour at home and in hospital, how to support active labour, how to support birthing a baby both vaginally and via c birth.… Read more
Breastfeeding is wonderfully enjoyable for lots of mums, but it is not unusual to have some difficulty in the beginning. These difficulties are usually very straightforward to diagnose and therefore fix. Occasionally, it takes a bit of trial and error and ruling things out, but for every breastfeeding problem there is a breastfeeding solution!
It’s really important to seek help early on and not adopt a “wait and see if it gets better” approach.… Read more
Every newly breastfeeding mum has a little (or a lot) of anxiety about whether she’s producing enough milk at some stage of her nursing journey.
Unfortunately, it’s usually an idea put in her head by third party, rather than an instinctual feeling. To help, here’s a list of things that are usually NOT a sign of low supply:
- Baby not sleeping much
- Baby feeding all the time
- Baby unsettled and crying
- Hardly any milk coming out when you pump
- Baby not reaching birth weight by ten days old (14 days is a better guide, 3 weeks acceptable too)
- Boobs never leak a drop
- Baby wanting to feed longer than 20 minutes at a time
- Baby looking at your food
- Baby turning 4 months old
- Baby who had been sleeping suddenly decides not to sleep much
- Baby following your spoon with his eyes or trying to grab your food
- Baby not wanting to let you out of her sight
- Baby turning 6 months old
Here is a few things that may be symptoms of low supply:
- Baby failing to thrive (i.e.
At the elbowroom we are passionate about promoting breastfeeding while supporting and empowering mums-to-be and new mums. Whether it’s through our prenatal yoga classes, our post natal mum and baby classes, our breastfeeding workshops or our new mums group, we are always working to normalise breastfeeding while encouraging and supporting mums. Here are my top tips for newly breastfeeding mums:
1.Believe you can breastfeed your baby
The mind is very powerful.… Read more