Breast and Nipple Pain

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Help For Mastitis – A Lactation Consultant’s Practical Advice

Mastitis is painful, and it can be scary. I remember when I got mastitis. It happened in the early weeks of breastfeeding my third baby. My breast didn’t look right, and it definitely didn’t feel right. If you are a mom who either is certain she has mastitis or is wondering if she does, I …

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BREAST ENGORGEMENT REMEDIES – SMART MOM’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE

YOUR GUIDE TO BREAST ENGORGEMENT REMEDIES New moms often ask me how to tell if your milk is coming in. I tell them that, while the early signs can be subtle, there should be a point when you look in the mirror and say, “Whose breasts are these because mine have never looked like this …

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FAST RELIEF FOR SORE NIPPLES WHILE BREASTFEEDING

Nipple pain is one of the most common reasons why women give up breastfeeding. Some women tough it out. But breastfeeding is not a pleasant experience for them. They may even come to dread feedings. Certain situations that cause nipple pain can result in reduced milk transfer. A baby doesn’t get enough milk and doesn’t …

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FINDING THE BEST TREATMENT FOR THRUSH DURING BREASTFEEDING

TREATMENT FOR THRUSH DURING BREASTFEEDING Yeast infections are a common problem for nursing moms. It is one of the causes of nipple pain while breastfeeding. Painful breastfeeding is one of the most common reasons moms give for weaning early (Source).  If feeding your baby is painful due to thrush, you will want to find a …

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13 LIFE CHANGING BREASTFEEDING LATCH TRICKS

LIFE-CHANGING BREASTFEEDING LATCH TRICKS I will never forget the first time a mom told me I had changed her life. Angela came to me because breastfeeding was causing her nipples to hurt. Wait, maybe “hurt” isn’t the right word. She looked at me with tears in her eyes and said. “I really wanted to breastfeed …

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How to Clear a Clogged Duct (Including a Little Known Way)

I remember when I got my first clogged duct. I woke up with discomfort in my left breast. When I felt that area I discovered a small lump. It may have been small, but it caused a big pain. I had heard about how to clear a clogged milk duct. I knew what I was …

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Mommy Stories – Severely Damaged Nipples

I had my first baby, Tessa, on August 9, 1998, in Danbury, Connecticut. My husband and I took breastfeeding prep classes and read at least four different books on the subject. After Tessa was born things seemed to be going well, but within one day my nipples were getting very sore. By the time I …

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BREASTFEEDING CHECKLIST FOR THE PREPARED MAMA

Set yourself up for a positive breastfeeding experience with this checklist created by a lactation consultant and mother of three.
I WANT TO BE PREPARED!
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