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Breastfeeding Problems

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It’s common for new mothers to experience breastfeeding problems in their early years. Once properly learned, it can be a soothing experience for both you and your infant. We’ll go over some of the most common complaints of fresh mothers breastfeeding their newborns.

  • Sore nipples – one of the most common breastfeeding problems. It’s very normal for you to feel pain or soreness when your newborn begins latching on to your nipple. If the pain is consistent, then you may want to consider changing nipples or changing your child’s position.
  • A sleepy newborn – the process of nursing your child is very relaxing, so relaxing that the child will remain sleepy. It’s important for them to receive their mother’s nutrients so you may want to consider ways of waking your child up by stimulating them. Try tickling his or her feet or rub their back.
  • Pins-and-needles sensation – this generally happens when you’ve heavily engaged your nipples. It’s important to switch up your nipples to avoid overdrive and the pain associated with it.
  • Breast engorgement – this is when blood vessels in your breast become congested causing swollen, painful breasts.
  • Milk ducts that are clogged – this is a breastfeeding problem in which the mother’s milk ducts become plugged up due to skipping breast feedings or improper technique. If you feel a lump close to your breasts, then your milk ducts are most likely clogged up.
  • Infections – called mastitis, an infection of the breast can cause flu-like symptoms; aching muscles, tenderness around your breasts, and fever. It can be prevented by staying consistent with your breast feedings, wearing loose clothing, and by staying relaxed. Stressing will catch up to you and your breasts.
  • Cracked/dry nipples – If your nipples are dry and cracked, then it will be painful and more difficult to nurse your newborn. Don’t be alarmed by bloody discharge when you first begin to breastfeed.

Newborn care isn’t easy, requiring both time and patience for successful results. We want you to know that your time and patience will absolutely benefit your newborn both mentally and physically.

If you’re struggling to breastfeed your infant, then let your local Kids & Teens Medical Group guide you on how to breastfeed properly. You can either give us a call @ (818) 361-5437 or simply contact us online.

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