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Overcoming Problems with Breastfeeding

January 14th, 2014 | Posted by nikki in Blog

Eventually, breastfeeding will become a rewarding, relaxing part of your day that you and your baby enjoy. But initially, you might find it frustrating, uncomfortable and difficult. Breastfeeding problems are perfectly normal and getting it right takes patience and practice. Don’t give up! Persevering will soon see you and baby happy and healthy.

Nipple pain

This is one of the most common problems and you will have to find the right solution for you. Try to change the position of the baby during breastfeeding to relieve pressure on the nipple. When you are ready to take baby off the breast, gently insert a finger into her mouth to break the suction.

Use natural fiber bras to ensure that the skin is able to breathe. If your nipples are dry and cracked, rub with olive oil or natural lotions to restore moisture.

Engorgement

Breasts can become large and painful a couple of days after birth due to congestion of the blood vessels. Stress can be a major trigger here are mothers are recovering from labor and are experiencing a lack of sleep. Try to relax and try different positions during feeding to reduce the discomfort.

Massage the hard areas with warm olive oil to help break down congestion. Apply a warm towel to the breasts to relieve discomfort.

Try to breastfeed often and regularly. If your breasts are still engorged, pump excess milk with a breast pump. This is a process that can be frustrating and painful, but with a little practice, you will soon be adept at it.

When you use a breast pump to express milk, your breasts become less engorged and your nipple will stick out more, making it easier for baby to latch on.

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