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?
When to see a Doctor?
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