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Unable to breastfeed?

Unable to breastfeed?

Breastfeeding difficulties that result in low supply which lead to a range of emotional responses.  Mummy guilt is a real thing. It's strong and it can hurt for a long time.  You’re exhausted and beaten. There is no right or wrong way for you to feel about your breastfeeding experience.  No matter how you feel, please know: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Before having their baby, many women make the assumption that breastfeeding will come easily and naturally. But sometimes things don’t go to plan.  Insufficient milk supply is one of the most common reasons given for women not meeting their breastfeeding goals. You...

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Low Milk Supply?

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Low Milk Supply?

Wondering if you're producing enough breast milk? Breastfeeding can be stressful for new moms, especially if you’re worried about producing enough breast milk to keep baby happy and healthy.  Unlike bottle-feeding, where you can tell exactly how much your baby is drinking, breastfeeding is “blind”; your breasts aren't see-through, so you can't know how much milk you have and how much your baby is taking. That may lead some new moms to wonder: Am I making enough breast milk?  Is my newborn getting enough to eat, or could I have a low milk supply?   It’s not always clear what causes...

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Leaky Breast?

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Leaky Breast?

Leaking doesnt mean too much breast milk.  During the first four to six weeks after your baby is born, your levels of the milk-making hormone prolactin will be increasing each time milk is removed from your breasts. In these early weeks, your breasts are learning how much breast milk your baby needs and how much to make every hour. As a result, excessive leaking and breasts that fill quickly – and even spray milk during let down – are common and normal. It can take time to adjust. Some mums find that their milk supply settles down quickly, while for others...

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Clogged Milk Ducts?

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Clogged Milk Ducts?

A plugged milk duct is a common problem during breastfeeding.  If you have a plugged milk duct, the first thing you might notice is a small, hard lump in your breast that you can feel close to your skin. The lump might feel sore or painful when you touch it, and the area around the lump might be warm or red. The discomfort might get a little better right after you nurse. Nurse. Not only is breastfeeding safe with a plugged duct, it’s the best way to get rid of a clog. Offer your baby the affected breast first (though...

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BREASTFEEDING

BREASTFEEDING

BREASTFEEDING

You may have heard that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding for six months at the very least, but what’s the reasoning behind this? Well, breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health, and if it was scaled up to near-universal levels, about 820,000 children’s lives would be saved every year.   But? Breastfeeding seems simple enough: Baby, meet breast. But as moms who's done it will tell you, there are many problems every moms faced during breastfeeding. -- Clogged Milk Ducts? A plugged milk duct is a common problem during breastfeeding.  If you have a plugged milk...

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