Need a solution to your specific breastfeeding problems?
If you need some help from somebody who has been there, done that and gotten the sore nipples, well, you have come to the right place!!!
I was excited about the birth of my baby boy. His room was ready, the new baby outfits were neatly stacked and soon we would introduce him to the world.
Baby Tyler arrived two weeks early... It was love at first cuddle! I was really keen to breastfeed, but from the start things did not work out as planned...
I struggled to breastfeed him. Tyler was not putting on enough weight and I was getting very worried; not sure what to do, where to go for help. I asked myself these questions:
Am I producing enough milk? Is my baby latching on properly? Is he drinking anything? How much milk is he actually getting?
Breastfeeding your baby should be a special
time, and the only thing standing between you and that, is some
breastfeeding education; understanding some breastfeeding basics and
sorting the truth from some breastfeeding myths.
This website is dedicated to the new Mommy who wants to prepare herself for a wonderful bonding time with her child.
It is also dedicated to those Mothers already breastfeeding, who are searching for ways of increasing milk supply, and/or who have any other specific breastfeeding problem.
Breastfeeding problems can bring you down,
but do not fear, I've come to town.
To share with you the things I know -
things to help your milk to flow.
While still pregnant, take the time
to bring your nipples up to prime.
There's cream to buy to get them ready.
And don’t forget baby’s new teddy.
Newborn's need to learn to latch
and proper position is the catch;
The nose and chin should touch your breast,
the splayed out lips will do the rest.
Latching pain can make you cry -
sometimes your nipples are just too dry.
Wear loose clothing, avoid all soap,
lanolin cream is your best hope.
But still your nipples might get cracked,
your boobs might feel like they've been attacked;
and then your tender nipples bleed
this is not something new moms need.
Of course you want to lose the pain ...
it drives a mommy quite insane.
Use plain water to keep them clean
then use some of your own booby cream.
Clogged ducts mean your milk won't drain.
These hard lumps can be a pain.
They will not harm your little one,
but do not let its course just run.
First apply warm cloths to soothe,
massage them to get your milk to move.
Avoiding stress, and bras too tight,
will have you feeling quite alright.
If baby nurses on demand
you will hold the upper hand.
Breasts too full of milk can be
hard to latch on to - that's the key.
The way to help this - if you so please,
is give those boobs a little squeeze.
Release some milk before next feed
there's plenty left to meet the need.
Mastitis will make your boobies sore,
cracked skin, clogged ducts, engorged for sure.
If you feel you have the flu,
here are some simple things to do:
Go see your doctor now, today!
Start antibiotics straight away,
hot pads and an emptied breast -
keep feeding baby that's the best.
But what about the other side -
breastfeeding problems you try to hide?
Your milk does not seem near enough
to feed your baby, that is rough.
The doctor says, "' it's too late
let's help this baby gain some weight.
Feed him.” When he cries you jump;
when he's asleep - you sit and pump."
All this will regulate your flow -
which then will help your baby grow.
The more you feed, the more there is.
The more he feeds, the more he'll whiz.
Watch out for thrush - this yeasty rash
Appearing sometimes in a flash
You'll find it on your aching nips,
and in and on your baby's lips.
This fungi growth is quick to grow.
Treat both mom and babe at once to slow
the constant itch, your boobs so sore,
there is a med, there is a cure.
Sometimes your nipples invert in,
they lay so flat against your skin.
A handy breast pump helps those needs,
then nipple shields when baby feeds.
And last, but not the least at all,
breastfeeding problems might seem small...
when baby takes his fill from one
and you're still full, "he can't be done!"
But there he sleeps so soft and sweet,
but do not take this as defeat -
the trick: give him the fullest breast,
then let him take a little rest.
Breasts come prepared in sets of two,
your baby will know what to do...
if you take breastfeeding slow -
together you will make milk flow.
What other Moms have said about our website...
Second time around
This web page has given me that little bit more confidence to try breast feeding again with my second baby due next week!From explaining the colostrum, to latching on, and all the benefits of breast feeding, I would defiantly recommend this web page to ALL pregnant women to help with breast feeding their babies! Thank you breastfeeding-problems.com!!
Waiting, Not Quite Expectant Mother
by Bear Berry
I'm doing all that I can before becoming, well hoping to become pregnant.
I think that this is the most information and thorough reading I've found!
This was very helpful in obtaining new info and renewing info that I've been aware of.
Thank you for your effort in advocating for breastfeeding; which in my opinion can open doors for more natural processes such as, non-medicated births. I believe that breastfeeding is a boost in the empowerment of women.
This is definitely something that we need in our culture. Thanks again!
Best website I've come across !
by Jessica Serrano
(Winston Salem , NC , USA)
You have answered pretty much all the doubts and questions I had. I can relate to most of the things on this website! I'm really happy I found it , this will be #1 on my list as the website to go when I need something cleared out for me ! Thank you so much !!
I am a mother to a 9 month boy and I'm solely breastfeeding !
Thank youby Rayna Paana
Thank you thank you thank you! This by far is the most helpful and encouraging website I have been to by far. I was at a low tonight and needed all the ideas and explanations I found on your page. I will visit again and again! THANK YOU!!!
Thank youby melinna boyle
(hesperia ca usa)
All information given on this page helps so much, thank god the page is here. love you all Finally some answers! by AnonymousThis actually helped out a whole lot. I couldn't figure out why my daughter kept passing green watery bowel movements. Now I get why! It makes a whole lotta sense to me now.
This was AWESOME!
by Quetta H
(San Diego, CA, USA)
This was loaded w/ info and not a lengthy read! Quick and to the point and very detailed!! I found the info I wanted/needed, all my questions were answered in the text and I am completely satisfied! Thank you! :-)
Thank you, finally an informative and useful- resourceful website.
This isn't my first time parenting, but it has been 16 years since the last one.
The nurses and their info at the hospital is still generic and suited for the ideal Mom that doesn't exist.
I just needed some suggestions for my over active letdown. And this website is a great resource.
Of course mine doesn't settle after 6 months- it just keeps going.
Thank you again!
This website has given me the confidence and peace of mind about pumping exclusively. I was having problems with very painful breastfeeding from the day my baby was born.
We saw a lactation consultant, and I was willing to try everything to make breastfeeding work, but after many feedings where I cried the whole time due to pain, I realized that it was not good for my baby or for myself. I was not enjoying that bonding time with my baby, instead dreading it, crying, and wincing the whole time. This website has made me feel like I'm still doing what's best for my baby and not like a failure for having to pump or even supplement with formula when pumping isn't enough.
THANKS! I feel relieved. Great website with lots of useful information!
Thank you very much
by Mariana Montesinos
Thank you very much for all the information you show on this webpage, I had a breastfeeding problem and after reading your tips and solutions I feel I´m solving everything better with my baby, and we both feel much better now.
Thank you again. I put this webpage in my list of favorites and I always recommend it to other breastfeeding moms :-)
Thanks for the information
(Antwerp - Belgium)
I've been looking and looking for information about my deformity and am glad to finally find a nice and clear explanation. With some added wikipedia work to get some details I can finally tell what's wrong with me.
Even though I'm not pregnant, and have nothing close to a child-wish I found this very informative and so is the rest of the pages I looked at. (just living curious you know)
Hi! This has been one of the best websites with breastfeeding information I have come across!
My son is 3 months old and I have been having a low supply of milk, so I think. But this information has helped me to understand these types of issues.
So I'm just stopping by to thank you for sharing!
Hello there, I referred to your website earlier morning yesterday. Came across it through google search.
I'd a lot of difficulty in feeding my 2 weeks old baby. And i was really planning to give up when i thought there really may be a way to breastfeed while ling down.
Thats what i googled and came across.Really, really help me understand the concept of a good latch, and the attachment palate. I can see the difference in the ease of mommy and the baby in just one day.
Thanks a lot help. Before that feeding times have been more like tug war between us. Words cant thank u enough. But still i have to use them. Take care. A lot of prayers for u and the baby.
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