In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, we spoke to both mothers and doctors to address some of the most common breastfeeding issues. It can be difficult at the beginning and 92% of new mums have at least 1 concern regarding breastfeeding, so know you’re not alone.
Top tips for 5 common
The process by which the baby attaches to the breast so that they can successfully suck the milk from the breast without causing pain to the mother.
2. Clogged Ducts
Blocked milk that causes swollen and inflamed tissue around the passageway where milk flows from milk-producing cells to the nipple.
3. Irregular Feeding
Often babies, especially at the beginning and during growth spurts, do not follow a regular feeding schedule.
The release of milk as a response to a stimulus, usually from the child (ie. child crying).
5. Nipple Issues
From cracked nipples to vasospasm, breastfeeding can come with a variety of nipple issues, many of which can be avoided with a proper latch (see #1).
Remember, be patient with yourself and your child, listen to your baby and your body, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
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