THESE ARE A LIST OF THINGS THAT CAN GO WRONG DUR­ING NURS­ING AND WHAT TO DO IN THESE CASES:

Mother & Baby - - BREASTFEEDING -

When Your Nip­ples Be­come Sore:

If the baby sucks only on the nip­ples, po­si­tion her cor­rectly un­til it feels less painful and try and get her to suck the are­ola as well. Once you’re done with feed­ing your baby, ap­ply a lit­tle breastmilk to your nip­ples to help them heal. Air dry them and al­ways wear loose clothes. Avoid soap and never wear the same nurs­ing bra over and over again. Eat­ing health­ier also helps.

When Your Breasts Be­come Sore:

Also known as en­gorge­ment, it can hap­pen when your nurs­ing sched­ule is ir­reg­u­lar and your breasts get too full. Make a reg­u­lar sched­ule and stick to it. If you’re at work, use the pump in sync with your baby’s normal breast­feed­ing sched­ule. Avoid giv­ing your baby any­thing like juice, wa­ter or for­mula. If you do, your child won’t be hun­gry and will not nurse ef­fec­tively. Use the hand pump for a short while just be­fore feed­ing to re­duce pres­sure on the breast. Try and get fit­ted for a good nurs­ing bra. Use a cold com­press to re­lieve pain. Get ad­e­quate rest and nu­tri­tion.

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