Low Supply

Low Supply

How to tell if you have an adequate supply Is baby gaining weight? If your baby is gaining weight with breastfeeding alone then your supply is likely to be fine How many wet nappies is baby having? Babies should have 5 heavily wet nappies per dayThe urine should be...

Involution Pain

Involution Pain

After pains are typically mild for first-time mums (if you feel them at all) and don’t last long. But they can be quite uncomfortable after a second delivery and usually get worse with each successive delivery. That’s because first-time mothers tend to have better...

Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie

Frenula are little strings of tissue found in various parts of the mouth, such as underneath the tongue, inside the cheeks, near the back molars and under the top lip. While an embryo is developing in the womb, these strings guide the growth of some mouth structures....

Sore/Cracked Nipples

Sore/Cracked Nipples

Sore or cracked nipples are a common complaint particularly in the first few weeks of establishing breastfeeding. The most common cause of sore nipples is poor attachment. Some other causes are listed below but early intervention canhelp tremendously especially when...

Mastitis

Mastitis

The Royal Women’s Hospital defines mastitis as inflammation of the breast that can lead to infection. Mastitis differs from a blocked duct as a blocked duct is not an infection. It can be difficult to differentiate between a blocked duct and mastitis because sometimes...

Oversupply

Oversupply

An oversupply occurs when you produce more milk than your baby needs. This issue is common especially in the first few weeks when you are establishing breastfeeding. During this time period, you may experience some of the symptoms listed below but after 4-6 weeks your...