Signs there may be a problem with feeding


  • Urine- less than 6-8 wet nappies in 24hrs
  • Stools - fewer than 2 in 24 hrs - 
  • Jaundice - worsening or not improving
  • Lethargic baby
  • Not waking for feeds
  • Poor tone
  • Weight loss greater than 10%
  • Fewer than 8 feeds in 24 hrs
  • Baby comes on and off the breast frequently during the feed or refuses to breastfeed
  • No change in sucking pattern or noisy feeding eg clicking
  • Baby consistently feeds for less than 5 minutes or longer than 40 minutes
  • Baby does not release breast spontaneously
  • Baby unsettled after feeding
  • Mishapen or pinched nipples at the end of feeds
  • Nipples sore or damaged, engorgement or mastitis

If you said yes to any of these things above it would be worth having a chat and making a time for a consultation