I sat down for a chat with Jo Lockhart and discussed the incredible work she does around raising awareness of breastfeeding using a supply line, SNS or Lactaid by mamas who have a low breast milk supply for whatever reason.
There are many varied reasons for using a supply line. Often it is due to low milk supply though it can also be used to feed a baby with cleft palate, or by adoptive mothers who wish to breast feed. Supply line feeding keeps a baby at the breast meaning that long term breast feeding is more likely. It prevents nipple confusion that is created by giving top ups from a bottle, and can increase a mamas own milk supply because a baby is stimulating the breast while receiving extra milk. It also supports the bonding and hormonal processes of breast feeding.