Challenges of Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your baby is a wonderful and intimate experience. However, you will likely find that there’s a few challenges ahead on your breastfeeding journey. If you’re a new mummy or are about to become a parent and wondering what obstacles you may face then here’s a few pointers on how to overcome them.

You have sore nipples

Many mothers that breastfeed experience sore nipples. Once you have established a routine, your baby is latching on and you have a comfortable position, you should find that the soreness begins to subside. However, if you’re finding it really painful then try not wear clothes or bras that are too tight and only wash with your nipples with clean water. You can also ask your doctor for a pain reliever.

You might not produce enough milk

You may be worried about not producing enough milk for your baby but rest assured that it’s a common worry. From 6 weeks old, your breasts may not feel full but there will still be enough milk to feed your baby. Try to offer both breasts for feeding and make sure your baby is latched on correctly.

Your baby wont breastfeed

It’s extremely normal that your baby may suddenly stop wanting to be breastfed. There are a number of reasons why this may happen though. It may be possible that your baby is starting to get distracted by the objects around him or her during breastfeeding, your baby may have a cold or slightly blocked nose which makes breastfeeding uncomfortable or your baby may just be a little stressed about a change in routine.

Worrying about privacy

You may be worried about the privacy you have when breastfeeding your baby in public. The breastvest can be worn in addition to your nursing bra and provides a comfortable and discreet way to breastfeed your baby. It helps to disguise your postnatal tummy and ensure you’re completely confident in breastfeeding your baby.



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