Solutions to 6 Common Breastfeeding Issues
6 Common Breastfeeding Issues and Solutions
We can’t say this enough, breastfeeding is natural, but that does NOT mean it’s easy. As moms, new and veterans alike, we have a tendency to be incredibly hard on ourselves, especially, when it comes to caring for our babies. After 9 months spent growing this precious baby, we imagine breastfeeding is going to be all smiles and flower crowns, but in reality it’s shoveling tones of extra food and water down, dealing with sore, cracked nipples and lots of soaked shirts.
If you’re struggling with breastfeeding, the absolute best thing you can do for yourself and your baby is to know you are not alone and do NOT let this get you down! We encourage you to reach out to a lactation specialist in your area. If cost is a concern, many of them are covered by insurance and there are others who will work with you on a sliding pay scale. It’s also becoming more and more common that hospitals will send a lactation specialist to your room before you leave and discuss things like proper latch, holding techniques and discuss some of the basics of breastfeeding. Every baby is different and even women who have breastfed their other children, can still struggle with breastfeeding their new baby.It’s good to be aware of the various struggles and solutions to common breastfeeding issues you might encounter, which we’ve briefly covered below:
Issues with latch.
Is my baby getting enough milk?