1-4 weeks

Building your milk supply in the first month

Your breast milk supply should increase throughout the first month as you and your baby get to know each other and familiarise yourselves with breastfeeding. Find out what to expect during the first few weeks and how your milk’s composition changes. There’s also support on overcoming common difficulties, such as sore nipples, milk leakage and engorgement, and how pumping can help increase your supply if you need to.

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1-4 weeks
Medela South Africa

Choosing your Medela breast shield size

Do you feel unexpressed milk after pumping? Does your nipple rub the tunnel sides? For these or other reasons you may want to consider trying a new breast shield size. Follow the instructions in the downloadable guide or in the animation below

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1-4 weeks
Medela South Africa

What is mature breast milk?

From around the time your baby is a month old, your breast milk is fully mature. From now on, the composition of your breast milk won’t change much – unless your baby needs extra protection

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1-4 weeks
Medela South Africa

WHAT IS MATURE BREAST MILK?

From Around The Time Your Baby Is A Month Old, Your Breast Milk Is Fully Mature. From Now On, The Composition Of Your Breast Milk Won’t Change Much – Unless Your Baby Needs Extra Protection

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