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