HSE article for Breastfeeding
Get tips for breastfeeding in public, such as where and when to do it, good clothing to wear, and your legal rights to do it.
How to know when your newborn baby is hungry and what to do in the early days.
Advice on expressing by hand or using a breast pump, and how to store breast milk.
How breastfeeding can be affected if your baby’s tongue doesn’t move freely, why this can happen and what you can do about it.
Get advice and find out what to expect if you decide to feed your baby with both breast milk and formula.
What to do if your baby is fussy about breastfeeding, if they are feeding for very long periods, and how to get support.
Why expressing breast milk is important if your baby is too small or sick to breastfeed
How and why your ‘first milk’ can benefit your baby, and how your breastmilk changes as your baby grows.
What to expect when breastfeeding, how to tell if your baby is hungry or full, and how to schedule your breastfeeds.
How alcohol affects your breast milk and steps to take if you want to drink alcohol when breastfeeding
Get advice for increasing the supply of your breast milk, what to expect as your baby feeds, and what you can do if you’re worried about breastfeeding.
What to eat and how much to eat to make sure your baby gets what they need during breastfeeding.