PREVENT BREAST FEEDING PROBLEMS
Good explanations to pay heed to

Lactation experts after thorough research on breast feeding problems have come up with tips that are paramount to pay heed to for getting around breast feeding problems.

Be Prepared

During pregnancy, a mother should plan in advance to free up some time once the infant takes birth. Suppose, the infant nurses ten times daily with each feeding consuming thirty minutes roughly; then a minimum five hours in a day is to be reserved apart from daily chores that include attending to other baby needs. Once the early days are gotten through, the nursing process will get easier and less time taking. To well establish the breast feeding problem, one may opt to hire someone to do housework, make arrangements to get meals and dinner delivered readymade etc.

Consideration of possible changes

The mother should look into other issues that may harass the breast feeding process. A breast surgery in the past can mean she cannot nurse the baby. Lactation experts and doctors need to be consulted to prepare for any difficulties that may plague feeding human milk. A non protuberant flat or inverted nipples that may sink down instead of protruding from the areola may cause feeding problem. Advance consultation, prior prescription to effective medication and resorting to means that may take care of body deformations that interfere with breast feeding may help. Compatibility of the medications and other alternatives should be discussed with the doctor.

Take advice

Other mothers, who have experienced the entire cycle of breast feeding area great source for getting enlightened in a pragmatic manner, about practical ways that will deliver efficient results in the real world. A La Leche League Group (LLL) meeting where expectant can discuss with other mothers about any issue that they run into regarding breast feeding will help greatly. Expectant mothers can visually experience the nursing of a baby up close which will develop in them the right approach towards feeding and reassure them.

Allow baby to select his birthday, if possible

A newborn will find breast feeding to be a fairly convoluted skill for him to adapt to. Babies who arrive earlier than scheduled date may find it difficult to figure out proper method of coordinating the processes of latching on, sucking and breathing. Induction to breast milk before the baby is mentally prepared to get it on can making the feeding process harder.

Be wary of the impact of interventions

Epidurals and other pain alleviating medications coupled with other labor and birth interventions can pose challenges for breast feeding. A study has revealed that mothers who had epidurals in the prenatal stage did significantly less breast feeding during initial hours after baby's birth and equally fewer babies were completely breastfed while being discharge from the hospital. Mothers who took IVs have extra fluids added to their system, part of which accumulates in the breasts making them painfully swollen with them. This makes it tough for the baby to properly latch on to breasts. For mothers who had C-section, a comfortable position is to be sought for breast feeding babies.

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