breastfeeding issues

Past Problems With Breastfeeding But Want to Try Again

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
The reason we found out that I was pregnant is because my breasts were hurting, prompting me to take a HPT. But still, 3 months later my breasts still hurt, my nipples and the armpit sides are very sore and my husband says that they feel full or firm and they taste like metal making sexual enjoyment less fun.

Breastfeeding Problems

Armin Brott's picture
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QUESTION:

Dear Mr. Dad,
My wife gave birth two weeks ago and been trying to nurse our son ever since. We always thought that breastfeeding was going to be so easy and so natural but every feeding seems to cause my wife more pain. We've read a lot about the benefits of breastfeeding and both agree that it would be the best thing for our baby, but my wife is about to give up altogether. Is there anything I can do to help?

Fluconazole

Fluconazole (Diflucan™) is a synthetic antifungal agent that can be used for the treatment of a variety of Candida albicans and other fungal infections. For the breastfeeding mother in particular, it can be used to treat recurrent Candida infections of the nipples...

Domperidone: Stopping

When domperidone was being used for babies (and now that cisapride is off the market, it is being used again), it was common for the babies to be on the medication for several months. Since the amount of domperidone that gets into the milk is very small indeed, from the baby's point of view, there should...

Finger and Cup Feeding

Finger feeding is a method that helps train the baby to take the breast. It can also be used to avoid artificial nipples, but its primary purpose is to help latch on a baby who refuses to latch on. Cup feeding, which is is better than a bottle, should be used to feed a baby who is not yet taking the breast.

Sore Nipples

Sore nipples are usually due to one or both of two causes. Either the baby is not positioned and latched properly, or the baby is not suckling properly, or both. However, babies learn to suck properly by getting milk from the breast when they are latched on well.

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