breastfeeding challenges

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges during National Breastfeeding Month

Breast pain

If you recently read about the Top Five Benefits of Breastfeeding, you may have decided that you are ready to start breastfeeding. However, many women do encounter challenges when breastfeeding that can feel frustrating and discourage them from continuing. The benefits to both mother and child are worth the struggle, so we have compiled a list of the most common breastfeeding challenges and the solutions that we think may help.

Mastitis – Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

What Is Mastitis?

Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue that may involve infection. While it can occur in non-pregnant women and men, breastfeeding women are particularly susceptible to lactation mastitis.

Lactation mastitis’ most common cause is milk becoming trapped within the breast. Blocked milk duct(s), bacteria (from either mother’s skin surface or baby’s mouth) entering milk ducts through cracks in mother’s breast skin or nipples, or breasts not completely emptied during breastfeeding or pumping are other causes.

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