If you are having problems with breastfeeding or if you have any worries or questions about breastfeeding your newborn, there are lots of sources of help and information available to you.
You can call your maternity hospital or your Public Health Nurse.
You can find mother-to-mother support and information through your local La Leche League group. For more information, visit www.lalecheleagueireland.com
You can seek the support of a Lactation Consultant. For more information contact ALCI: www.alcireland.com
The HSE has a useful website for information on breastfeeding, including a great section listing breastfeeding support by county/area: www.breastfeeding.ie
Or you can contact us in confidence via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The benefits to babies who are breastfed:
Less risk of: gastroenteritis, coughs and colds, ear infection, childhood diabetes, asthma and eczema, obesity, high blood pressure later in life, better for mouth formation
The benefits to mums who breastfeed:
Less risk of: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, osteoporosis in later life, post-childbirth obesity
It gives mum and baby alone time to rest and bond
It’s Easy – no getting up in the night, no sterilising, no extra washing
Breastfeeding is environmentally friendly – no packaging
Here is a link to the HSE Breastfeeding Support Network for more information
Breast Milk can be safely stored:
How to warm up the milk: