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Problem Faced During Breast Feeding

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Problem faced during Breast Feeding

One can sight innumerable advantages and benefits of breast-feeding to the mother and the infant. But there are a few inconveniences caused to the feeding mother. In the first few weeks of breast feeding it can be painful and uncomfortable. A woman's nipples may become sore or cracked. She may experience engorgement of breasts due to clogged milk ducts, which can lead to mastitis, and a painful infection of the breast. Though, most nursing problems can be solved with home remedies, mastitis requires immediate medical attention.

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There are three most common causes of breast tenderness or soreness:

  • Breasts that are too full of milk.
  • Feeding in a wrong position.
  • Improper sucking by the baby.

The main cause of sore nipples is when the baby doesn't suck properly. If the baby isn't positioned the right way. To take your baby off the breast, first release the suction by putting a finger in the corner of the baby's mouth between the gums and then gently take the baby's mouth away from the breast.

Don't limit the time of nursing the baby. This doesn't prevent sore nipples; it just keeps the milk ducts from completely emptying. This can lead to swelling and pain. Applying crushed ice compresses before nursing can ease the discomfort. Rubbing lanolin or vitamin E oil on the nipples is found to be soothing. But, wash off the oil before breast-feeding the baby.

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jagpal_65

A mother, after giving birth to premature twins, never breast fed babies for one month. Now milk is dried from the breast. why this happens and what is the solution to it.

Afsana007

should Pizotifen, Rabeprazole, Montelukast, Fexofenadine, Domperidone effects by baby as i feed by breast to my baby. please tell me.

sobia_akhtar

We have a girl baby of 20 days. she used to have mothers milk every half an hour. whether mothers milk is not sufficient for her. sometimes we used to give her powder milk as advised by doctors and she has a nice sleep. please advice us and need a good diet for her mother.

made007madhu

what are the food increase the milk?

drmitesh85

i have 1 and 1/2 months beby girl and now i m suffering from loose motion kindly guide me which antibiotics can i take or can i take loperamide ? please guide me ASAP

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