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Breastfeeding Problems


What is Breastfeeding Problems?

In ayurveda, breast milk is considered as amrita (nectar) for the growing child. However, most of the women experience some type of breastfeeding discomfort and find it difficult to nurse their child especially during the first few weeks.
Some of the most common breastfeeding problems include: Sore nipples, poor breastfeeding latch, breast engorgement, leaking breasts, clogged milk ducts, and oversupply.

What are the Symptoms of Breastfeeding Problems?

Typical: Heavy and painful breast due to incomplete removal of milk, Sore nipples, and leaking breast

Might Experience: Boil on breast, low weight gain in the baby, very short or very long session of breastfeeding, low milk supply or oversupply, clogged milk ducts, and breast infections.

What are the Causes of Breastfeeding Problems?

Incorrect breastfeeding technique is the cause of breastfeeding problems in most cases . One common problem is improper latching which leads to nipple injury, heavy breast, engorgement, plugged ducts, and breast infections.

When to see a Doctor?

If you face any problem in breastfeeding, ask for help from your obstetrical or pediatric health care provider, nurse, lactation consultant, or a breastfeeding counselor.

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Breastfeeding Problems

  • Follow a healthy and balanced diet
  • Include foods that are good for lactation
  • Avoid smoking
  • Stay hydrated
  • Try to sleep when the baby is sleeping
  • Don’t take any medication without consultation

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Breastfeeding Problems

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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