Some of the feedback from some of the mums we have helped with breastfeeding
A GOOD NEWS STORY
I recently received a telephone call from the mother who was having difficulties breast feeding her 7 day old baby.
This beautiful little girl had lost over 10% of her birth weight, was slightly jaundiced and lethargic. The mother was suffering from sore nipples, was only able to express small amounts of breast milk and was exhausted. The father was extremely concerned about his wife and his daughter.
I visited them at home, put a plan in place which suited the family, discussed how to increase lactation, correct positioning and attachment and how to recognise an effective breast feed.
I kept in contact via telephone and I visited again 48 hours later.
What a difference, the little girl had gained 70 grams and mother and father were smiling.
10 days later the baby weighed above her birth weight and the mother sat confidently breast feeding her baby.
It was a joy to experience.