Common Breastfeeding Problems

Common Breastfeeding Problems
Common Breastfeeding Problems

many new mothers choose to breastfeed because it is beneficial for them and their babies. most women biologically able to feed their children in this way some common breastfeeding problems arise. Some of these problems include lack of milk delicious nipple soreness breast engorgement breast infection and plugged milk ducts.
some women experience the problem of breast engorgement. when blood vessels in the chest is constricted the breasts may be inflated and hard. When this happens the child may have trouble latching on to the nipple and feeding can be very challenging.
Another common problem is breast infection or mastitis. women who have cracked nipples or other breast problems are more likely to develop infection. a woman with a breast infection will often experience flu-like symptoms and should see her doctor. The doctor may recommend treatment that includes antibiotics warm wraps and wearing a comfortable bra. when a woman has mastitis her milk is still safe for her child and a doctor will probably encourage her to continue nursing.
Some women who are breastfeeding will develop plugged milk ducts which can be painful. plugged ducts can occur if the mother wears a tight bra or skipping feedings. Symptoms of a plugged milk duct may include soreness redness and the presence of a swollen lump in the breast.
most of the common breastfeeding problems are treatable and is not cause for alarm. If a woman is worried about her baby milk supply or if she is experiencing pain or infection she should contact their health care provider. new mothers can also seek help from a lactation consultant.