Adjusting the latch or positioning can help you and your baby breastfeed more comfortably.
Don’t wait for baby to cry to let you know he is hungry (crying is a very late hunger cue), hold baby tummy to tummy and wait for baby to latch on by himself. Often babies will latch deeply on their own.
A baby not fed at the breast can be fed without a bottle.
Cup feeding can be used from birth. It is suitable for both expressed breastmilk and infant formula. You can use any clean, open cup with a smooth surface.
Drip-Drop Feeding encourages babies to suckle at the breast. It helps you produce more milk through breast-nipple stimulation and makes moving from bottle to breast easier.
Skin-to-Skin Contact (SSC) is a method of nurturing care, where baby is undressed and cuddled in a safe position, between a mother's bare breasts.
Milk production is driven by supply & demand. The more milk the baby drinks, the more milk our body makes.
A well latched-positioned baby, frequently breastfeeding on demand, will produce plentiful milk, even during stressful times like emergencies. Lots of skin-to-skin contact, reduces stress and increases breastmilk supply.