Common Challenges

Common Challenges

It’s 3AM and you are looking for a quick solution at your fingertips. Here you’ll find solutions to the most common breastfeeding challenges. What you’re going through is normal! You’re not alone—other moms have been through the same obstacles and we’re also here to help.

What to Expect When Following the Care Plan to Increase Supply

If you're following the Care Plan to increase your milk supply, there are stages along the way that will indicate you're heading toward your goal: being supplement free and breastfeeding easily.
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Care Plan: What to Do if Your Baby is Not Getting Enough at Each Feeding

One of the most common breastfeeding problems you might experience as a new mom is your newborn isn't getting a full feeding at your breast. Often it's because he falls asleep before finishing.
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Care Plan: What to Do if Your Baby is Not Getting Enough Overall

Making sure your baby is getting enough breast milk overall is very important in the first few weeks. If you feel she's not satiated or doing well on the breast, here's what to do.
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Why Your Baby May Not Be Getting Enough at the Breast

If your baby isn't getting enough to eat overall from breastfeeding, you have to figure out and then fix the problem. As with everything in life, it's easier to fix a problem when you know what's causing it.
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Care Plan: Plugged Ducts

Remember the milk ducts in your breasts? They're the ducts that carry milk down to the pores in your nipples and, ultimately, into your baby's mouth. Well, like a kitchen-sink pipe they can become plugged, causing a lump or hard area on your breast that feels sensitive.
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Care Plan: Mastitis

Mastitis is a breast infection most common in the early weeks of breastfeeding or during periods of time when you're away from your baby, such as when you return to work or during the weaning process.
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