If your baby is unsettled after feeding
Some babies cry and seem unsettled around the time of a feed
If you're breastfeeding, you may find that improving your baby's positioning and attachment helps them settle.
You do not need to eat or avoid any special foods while breastfeeding, but it is a good idea for you to eat a healthy diet, just like anyone else. It is recommended that all pregnant and breastfeeding women take a daily supplement of 10mcg of Vitamin D.
Coping with a crying baby
ICON is a programme that provides information about infant crying and ways to cope. During this challenging time, stress levels at home may be increased
I – Infant crying is normal
C – Comforting methods can help
O – It’s OK to walk away
N – Never, ever shake a baby
Cry-sis offers information and resources on how to cope with a crying and/or sleepless baby, support is available on the Cry-sis Helpline 08451 228 669, and lines open 7 days a week 9am to 10pm, also the website has resources available.
Colic and reflux
All babies cry, but your baby may have colic if they cry more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for at least 1 week but are otherwise healthy.
Information from La Leche League
Information from Bliss for pre-term and sick babies about Colic and wind
Information from the breastfeeding companion about Baby bringing up milk
Breastfeeding support in other languages
- La Leche League offers support to breastfeeding mums in a variety of languages
- Baby-Friendly Initiative offers a wide range of foreign languages
- The Best Start Resource Centre has resources on preconception health, prenatal health, and early childhood development in 26 languages e.g. ‘Breastfeeding Matters: An Important Guide’ available in an extensive range of languages
- Other breastfeeding videos in different languages