When you are expecting your baby, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information you might receive! When it comes to breastfeeding, information is key. Here are a few short articles that should address the most common concerns among new parents. All articles are from reputable and non-biased sources.
Your milk supply might be something you wonder about. Rest assured, the vast majority of women make plenty of milk for their babies. Our bodies are wonderful, and like any other body part, our breasts have a function and do “work” unless there is an issue that should be addressed by a qualified breastfeeding support volunteer or a medical professional. You will find info on milk supply here: Concern about your breastmilk supply
As your new life as a parent begins, you will wonder if things are as should be! As far as breastfeeding is concerned, there are a few things to look out for. These links should help you find your new mammy feet!
You may have heard many negative things about breastfeeding. Don’t worry, and do not believe everything you hear! For a quick and easy myth-busting read, have a look at this piece by Dr Jack Newman Breastfeeding Myths by Dr. Jack Newman, MD, IBCLC .
Also, Cuidiu answers new breastfeeding parents’ most frequently asked questions here
Sometimes there is nothing better than hear from parents who are going through the same experience as you are now. Getting to your local breastfeeding group will be a wonderful way to meet new mothers, to chat around a cup of tea and maybe make friends for life! This link will help you find your local groups
Here are a few quick tips from mothers for mothers: Breastfeeding Tips: By Mums, For Mums
And finally… What if you feel there is a problem? If the answer to your question is not found in the links above, there may be an issue that needs to be addressed. Do not wait and get in touch as soon as you can with someone who can help. Remember that there is a whole network of professionals and volunteers who are there to answer your questions: whether face-to-face at breastfeeding support groups or during one-to-one visits, on the phone or online. Check what support systems are available to you here