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Breastfeeding Support

Supporting breastfeeding mums is at the very heart of what we do.
We offer informative, non-judgmental support based on our own breastfeeding experiences. Below is a list of the most common breastfeeding questions we get asked.
If you are pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding, watch our short video on how you can prepare.
We also have a blog which details our founder's breastfeeding experiences. 
Join our community to support your breastfeeding journey today.

I'm Pregnant and want to breastfeed.  Where should I start?

Do some research with books or Youtube

 

Attend a breastfeeding preparation class run by a lactation consultant

 

Attend a breastfeeding support group in your area to meet other breastfeeding mums.

I just started breastfeeding but I'm in a lot of pain?

Breastfeeding can be painful at the beginning when establishing supply and getting the latch correct.

Get your latch checked by a lactation consultant within hospital or through your public health nurse referral.

For any questions, use the HSE breastfeeding chat service

How will I know if my baby is getting enough?

Regular wet and dirty nappies
Baby is satisfied after a feed 
Your baby is steadily gaining weight
You can hear and see your baby swallowing milk
Your breasts feel softer after a feed

Where can I find more support?

Lactation Consultants of Ireland
HSE Breastfeeding
La  Leche League
Cuidiu
Friends of Breastfeeding
Doula Association of Ireland
Doula Care

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