Common Breastfeeding Problems
Although breastfeeding is the natural way to feed your baby, you both still need to learn how to do it and you may both need some practice to get it right. If you have good information and support, and are confident about feeding, you should be able to overcome any problems that arise.
Around one in 10 women who are breastfeeding are affected by mastitis. Most women will develop mastitis during the first three months after giving birth.
Parents information about Tongue Tie and how to get help in Greenwich
Baby Weight worries
Weighing your baby is important but it is only one way of knowing how well your baby is feeding.
Thrush (Candida Albicans)is a fungal infection which can affect a mothers breast while breastfeeding. It often starts after a period of pain-free breastfeeding or after a course of antibiotics.
National Telephone Support
Breastfeeding counsellors are mums who have breastfed and have trained with one of the voluntary organisations and can give help and support by phone. You do not need to be a member of these organisations for help. Look here for contact details.
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