22 Nov 2018 | 3 min Read
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Babies have a small stomach and require feeds every 2-3 hours. Many mothers give up night feeding due to the physical discomfort; thus, a comfortable position is a must for successful night feeding.
Make yourself and the baby more comfortable:
If you have a low milk supply, you can go for assisted breastfeeding as follows:
Domperidone breastfeeding – If you produce less milk than the baby’s needs, you can take the medicine domperidone under your doctor’s guidance to increase milk production.
A breastfeeding tube can be used to feed your baby at your breast with breast milk as well as formula.
Improper latching and clogged ducts cause pain while breastfeeding. A breastfeeding shield can be used to reduce the soreness of the nipples.
Cracked nipples are more prone to infection; you should visit your doctor immediately and treat the condition to avoid further complications.
Every baby is different, but babies usually start sleeping well at night between 6-12 months.
Making breastfeeding at night less disruptive for a well-rested mom and baby:
A breastfeeding diet should include:
Breastfeeding at night need not be a task for the new mommy. If done right, using the correct breastfeeding positions and diet, night-time breastfeeding helps the baby sleep longer and the new mom to be well rested and energetic through the day.
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