Many expectant mothers have an idea in their mind about what breastfeeding their newborn child will be like and often the reality is quite different.
If you have your child in a hospital, it can be quite a tricky environment to start your breastfeeding journey, having just experienced childbirth and being absolutely exhausted, both mentally and physically. Getting the right breastfeeding support, both before and after the birth, can make a huge difference to your experience and confidence in feeding your baby.
Studies show that a huge percentage of mothers who start breastfeeding from birth end up stopping within a few days or weeks, much sooner than they intended, and a lack of support is often cited as a major reason for this.
It’s incredibly common to experience some issues with breastfeeding, which might include things such as:
- Worrying that you’re not producing enough breast milk for your baby
- Producing too much breast milk
- Cracked or sore nipples
- Your baby not latching properly
- Your baby having tongue tie which makes it more difficult for them to feed
- Problems with expressing
As a specialist in this area, I can offer expert advice on all aspects of breastfeeding, whether you’re still expecting and want to prepare as best you can, or whether you’ve already started your breastfeeding journey and are experiencing some problems or have questions and concerns.
A consultation session can help to ensure you have all the confidence and ongoing support that you need going forward with breastfeeding, expressing and dealing with any issues in feeding your baby if they arise in the future.