A GP guide to top breastfeeding tips

The benefits of breastfeeding are undisputed, but how much do you know about how it works? This first article in a two-part series reviews the basics, while the second will address common problems.

Need to know:

  • There are no specific numbers or times in breastfeeding. For example, there is no set expectation about number of feeds in 24 hours, number of breasts offered per feed, time at the breast and time between feeds. This will vary among each mother and baby, as well as each day.