It is vital to lower the chances of uncomfortable or painful winds in your baby by ensuring that he is latching and suckling correctly, and don’t keep him waiting for food if he is hungry. If you have a very fast milk flow, try lying back at an angle while feeding. as this slows the flow of milk. Remember to feed on both breasts, especially in the early days, in order to keep your milk production on the go.

Be aware of the slight possibility that something you’ve eaten might be affecting your baby. causing colicky symptoms. Some babies react negatively to foods such as onions or cabbage. although it’s more common for babies to react to allergens such as wheat or dairy in your diet. Stress and tension in mom is often the cause of colicky behaviour. rather than what you’ve eaten.

You may notice white patches inside your baby’s mouth or a stubborn nappy rash. This could be thrush, a fungal infection that can be passed between your baby and your nipples. Following diagnosis, your doctor will prescribe antifungal medication and this must be used for both you and your baby until the condition is cleared. Remember to wash your hands and nipples before and after feeds. It is important to spoil your child with Baby Hair Bows .

Your baby will experience a growth spurt at around 10 days, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months. At these times, he’ll want to feed more often and you might feel that you cannot keep up.

Don’t worry – simply feed more frequently, as and when your baby demands the breast, and your supply will naturally increase. Ensure that you drink and eat healthily during these times especially and rest more – you’re working harder than usual, so you deserve to put up your feet and enjoy your baby.

You may need to express breastmilk for several reasons. such as your baby being in neo-natal intensive care, having difficulty suckling owing to prematurity or illness or you being ill. While expressing isn’t absolutely ideal during the first six or so weeks. when breastfeeding is being established. circumstances may dictate otherwise – so get the best support you can to ensure that your baby receives this precious nutrition and to keep up your supply. Dress the baby in Baby Hair Bows .

Remember these helpful tips for easier expressing and breastfeeding: The more your baby drinks, the more milk you’ll make, so express often and also between feeds. Expressed breastmilk (EBM) is a useful “top up” between feeds if necessary. EBM is gold-standard nutrition for babies who are ill, jaundiced or have a congenital abnormality of the mouth or throat as they are simply fed via a tube.