Frequently Asked Questions
How often should i feed my baby?
A baby should be feed 8 to 12 times in a day for first two weeks. Based on urine output later it can be of “On demand”
How do I know if I’m making enough milk?
You’re making enough milk, if your baby’s pee count is more than six in a day.
How can I boost my low supply?
Feed your baby more often – the more you feed, the more you make & Eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids
Is breastfeeding supposed to be painful?
No, it shouldn’t be. You can certainly feel your baby feeding in the first few days to weeks when you start, but it shouldn’t be painful. If it is painful, your baby’s latch may be incorrect. GET HELP.
How long should I breastfeed for?
It is entirely up to you. The World Health Organization recommends six months of exclusive breastfeeding before introducing solids. Thereafter, infants should receive complementary foods with continued breastfeeding up to two years of age or beyond.
Can Women With Small Breasts Still Breastfeed?
Absolutely! It’s the amount of fatty tissue that determines breast size, but the fatty tissue has no correlation with the amount of milk mom can produce and provide for her baby. Small and large breasts produce an equal amount of milk over a 24-hour period.
Can I breastfeed while taking medications?
This really depends on the medication. There are many medications that is consider safe to be taken while breastfeeding. There are also some that are not considered safe at all, though there are alternatives to these medications. Talk to your prescribing doctor and your pediatrician to find a specific answer for you and your medications.
What about night feeds?
A baby’s tummy cannot hold much milk so your baby will ask to breastfeed often. Night feeds help boost your milk supply and prevent engorged breasts. There’s no set age at which a breastfed baby will stop wanting to feed at night. Each baby is an individual with individual needs. Research suggests that breastfeeding mums get better quality sleep at night than mums who don’t breastfeed, even if they are woken several times.