problems breastfeeding

Past Problems With Breastfeeding But Want to Try Again

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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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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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?

Breastfeeding When Your First Time Did Not Go Well

Kathleen Tackett's picture

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Dear Lactation Consultant,
I have a question about chances for success at breastfeeding when your first time did not go well.I have a 20 month old son, and the day I had him, I got a fever in the hospital and was put on antibiotics. I was in the hospital a couple extra days hooked up to an IV. My milk did not come in until about the 7th day, and by that time my son had to be given formula to supplement, since he was not gaining weight. I was determined to breastfeed and make it work, and tried pumping and using a nursing supplementer.