Back to Breastfeeding problems. If you have any problems with breastfeeding, it's important to ask for help from your midwife, health visitor or a breastfeeding specialist as soon as possible. Here are some of the problems breastfeeding mums sometimes have, plus tips on how to tackle them. Sore nipples usually happens because your baby is not well positioned and attached at the breast. Putting up with it could make pain or discomfort worse, so it's important to get help from your midwife, health visitor or breastfeeding specialist as soon as you can.
Mastitis and Breast Abscess | Breast-feeding Your Baby | Patient
Breast infections are usually caused by common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus found on normal skin. The bacteria enter through a break or crack in the skin, usually on the nipple. The infection takes place in the fatty tissue of the breast and causes swelling. This swelling pushes on the milk ducts.
This article explains what to do about a blocked milk duct, mastitis and breast abscess. If a sore lump appears in your breast but you otherwise feel well, you probably have a blocked milk duct. After breastfeeding Place an ice-pack or chilled cabbage leaf on your breast to relieve pain and reduce inflammation after a feed. It can be normal to have swollen breasts in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. If you think you have mastitis, follow the same steps as for a blocked milk duct.
This article covers breast refusal and babies biting the breast. Now and then a baby will refuse the breast. Most of these causes of breast refusal will either go away on their own or can be sorted out with a few simple changes to your routine.