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How Could I Help My Baby Feed Better?

Here are some ways to help your baby feed better, if you think he is not getting enough milk.

  • Hold your baby skin-to-skin while breastfeeding.
     
  • Help your milk flow by using a warm cloth on your breast and/or express a little milk by hand before latching your baby.
     
  • Massage your breasts gently before and/or during the feed to improve the flow of milk to your baby.
     
  • Make sure your baby is latched well and that you see him sucking and swallowing breastmilk.
     
  • Use breast compressions to increase the flow of milk to your baby, especially if he is sleepy or has a weak suck.
     
  • Switch him to your other breast when his sucking and swallowing.
     
  • Try to re-latch your baby.