Nipple Confusion 2022 edition
‘Nipple confusion’, ‘nipple preference’ or ‘flow preference’ is often used to describe a change in a baby’s sucking pattern or their willingness to breastfeed following the introduction of a bottle or dummy. A baby may have difficulty latching or staying on the breast, be fussy or reluctant to breastfeed, or be unable to remove milk effectively. Babies are ‘hard-wired’ to breastfeed, so it’s almost always possible to get back to breastfeeding. Our leaflet outlines ideas for how to overcome this situation and encourage a baby to breastfeed well again, along with strategies for maintaining your milk production and alternatives to bottles and dummies.
A4 double-sided information sheet available as a single sheet or a bound pad of 50.