Finding Your Breastfeeding Rhythm

Finding Your Breastfeeding Rhythm

While breastfeeding is a natural experience, like anything new, practice will be the secret to your breastfeeding success. Everything you need to know to establish a successful breastfeeding routine can be found here. This will help you and your baby discover the most comfortable, and enjoyable breastfeeding experience.

How Long Do I Follow the Care Plan to Increase Supply?

You should follow the Care Plan to increase your milk supply until your baby is able to get a full feeding from your breasts every single time.
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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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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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Yeast: What is it?

Yeast might help make delicious sticky buns and bread, but it can be painful when it creeps into your breasts.
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Treating Yeast in Mom and Baby

Yeast is tricky because it's often misdiagnosed. Many new moms breastfeed in pain, believing an improper latch is the problem. Others reach a point where they assume breastfeeding hurts no matter what. In fact, undiagnosed yeast is one of the main reasons women give up on breastfeeding.
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Demystifying Cluster Feeding: What’s Normal...What’s Not

"Cluster feeding" can be a daunting term to a new mother and her partner. By definition, cluster feeding means that baby is constantly at the breast: nursing and snoozing and crying…and nursing and snoozing and crying…and hiccupping and nursing and nursing and nursing and nursing---you get the idea. It is important, however, to manage cluster feeding before it becomes unbearable and before the mother is in too much pain or is too exhausted to continue. In order to understand the behavior of cluster feeding fully, it is important to separate out the two different time periods during which newborns may cluster feed.
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