There is SO MUCH information on breastfeeding and the ideal way to latch the baby to the breast. There are programs and positions and videos and books. I’m going to let you in on a secret: there is no one right way to position your baby for a good latch. There are, however, a lot […]
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The Early Weeks In the first two weeks, it’s normal to have tenderness. Your body is adjusting to nursing a baby and the changes that pregnancy and birth have brought. Sometimes there is pain when baby latches on initially, but this should dissipate after a few seconds. Nipple Damage With pain often comes damage. You […]
Engorgement What it is? This is what happens when your breasts are full and firm. It’s uncomfortable for sure and you may have difficulty getting baby latched on. It frequently happens in the early days as your milk transitions, or when you’ve gone too long between pumping or feeding. Part of it is fullness from […]
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Having a baby in the NICU is an experience like no other. In this situation, providing breastmilk can be beneficial to baby in so many ways. However, this also comes with it’s own set of challenges. While NICU staff work diligently to promote best practices such as kangaroo care, the inherent separation can present and […]