Why breastfeeding may hurt

Breastfeeding should be easy and trouble free. The basis of breastfeeding is getting the baby to latch on well. A baby who latches on well gets milk well, and stimulates the mother’s body to make what baby need.

A baby who latches on poorly has more difficulty getting milk and when a baby is latching on poorly, s/he may also cause the mother nipple-pain, a decrease in milk supply and eventually premature weaning.

Let’s look a few aspects of “Pain and Discomfort”.

(Preventable) reasons why breastfeeding might hurt:

Reasons for pain

Reasons for pain
Reasons for pain

In the next post we will look more closely at prevention and treatment of painful nipples.

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