Common problems associated with breastfeeding.
In this article you will find guidelines for troubleshooting the three most common problems associated with breastfeeding. Kindly note: These are only guidelines. A mother may have unique problems which require unique treatment that can be only given by personal (one-on-one) counselling from your lactation consultant after proper discussion. The common problems associated with breastfeeding are as follows: Flat or Inverted nipple Nipple Soreness/cracks Breast engorgement. 1.Flat or inverted nipple If the nipple is flat or inverted, you may find it difficult to latch the baby. In majority of the cases, flat nipples might not require much intervention if you allow the innate reflexes of your little one to play. Some simple steps to resolve this are as follows • Syringe suction method which can be taught to you by your LC or nursing staff. (Make sure it is done very lightly, too much of suctioning might cause nipple injury) • Manually stretching and rolling of the nipple between th