The health benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and baby are significant, which is why breast milk is considered the best form of nutrition for babies.
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Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.1, 2.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.5, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3.
Jillian has come in with her 6-week-old exclusively breastfed son Rory, to speak to the pharmacist. Rory is her first baby, and she is feeling anxious about whether she is producing enough milk. Although Rory has periods of contentment, he has been becoming increasingly unsettled, particularly towards the evening. Her breasts feel softer than they did in the first weeks after Rory’s birth and she is worried that this means she is running out of milk towards the end of the day. She is thinking she should buy some infant formula to supplement her breastfeeds in the evenings, and would like your advice.
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