• M
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 4 months ago

Breastfeeding 101 The Peanut Clinic 🥜

Hey mamas, you’ve probably seen our Peanut Pick where you could ask questions and get responses from our breastfeeding consultant Quetzal. She’s also offered some advice below on commonly asked questions and answers! Enjoy! 🤱
  • J
  • Clayton, United States
  • 3 months ago

I definitely recommend breastfeeding as long as you are able. It's such good bonding time for mom and baby. It is definitely not easy at times and everyone handles it differently. My family members had trouble nursing but for me there were only a few rough days but overall it was not painful, it was kind of relaxing for both mom and baby. People tell me to nurse until 6 or 12 months, but my milk supply didn't work with this plan. My son just turned 4 months and my milk supply only allows for two feedings a day, I get nothing when I pump (maybe 1oz if I'm lucky). I have accepted this and we supplement with formula. Our son is doing extremely well in size and health. I will continue to try to nurse the two times a day until I can't anymore. My advice in the long run though is do what you can and what you want. Nursing can be very challenging and you can't beat yourself up and if it becomes something you can't do or don't want to do. your child will be ok either way and you will love them either way! 😊

  • C
  • Mount Holly, United States
  • 4 months ago

If your having a problem latching, baby has gas, or severe pain while breastfeeding, definitely take your baby to a dentist, yes a dentist to check for younger and lip tie, your Lactation consultant can usually refer you. If your having problems and are hard headed about breastfeeding chances are you have a Lactation consultant ☺️

  • S
  • Pearland, USA
  • 4 months ago

Hello,im currently pregnant and wojld like info on breastfeeding. With my first child he was 5 pounds at 37 weeks. So my nipple was to big for his little mouth. Tried nipple shields and he would just get frustrated, eventually gave in and gave him formula. I would try the pump but would not produce more than an once. Until i dried up 3 weeks later. With my second he would latch on but i wouldn't produce much about 1-2 onces . So i aswell gave and gave him bottles, i would alternate between breast and bottle but at 3 months i dried up. Now with this peanut on the way i want to breastfeed the whole first year but im concerned on how to increase my supply .

  • A
  • Hickory Hills, United States
  • 4 months ago

Your supply increases the more you let baby on the breast.

  • R
  • Taylor, USA
  • 4 months ago

What's a great breast pump brand that works to increase milk production?

  • N
  • Summerfield, United States
  • 4 months ago

There isn’t one that increases milk production, but you can power pump. Pump for 20 minutes, break for 10 minutes, pump for 10, break for 10, pump for 10. Google it and it’ll tell you the ideal time to do it. I believe it’s first thing in the morning.

  • N
  • Summerfield, United States
  • 4 months ago

I want to start weening my 1 year old. How do I do that? She’s EBF, no bottle.

  • A
  • Hickory Hills, United States
  • 4 months ago

Make sure he’s full at all times and give him all the affection he needs so he doesn’t seek comfort nursing. Then if he asks for to say things like “no we don’t want that we’re big boys now” and redirect his attention. Repeat as long as you need to

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