Breastfeeding

Latching Problems after a C-section

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
Hi! I was hoping you could help me. I had a baby one week ago via emergency C-Section. I tried breastfeeding him right after and he attempted to latch, but I had no milk in yet really, so he got nothing. The nurses told me I could formula feed and he would be ok to latch when my milk came in. I tried a few more times and started using the hospital electric pump on Friday. Finally on Sunday I woke up and my milk had come in.

Decreasing Supply

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
My son is almost 5 months old and my supply had decreased in the last month. It first began after I traveled for 2.5 days without him (I pumped the entire time). Now I am being treated for a yeast infection of the breast (I recently experienced soreness and minor bleeding).

My son also has a cold. He seems less interested in nursing. When given a choice between breast and bottle, he seems to prefer the bottle. I have just been treated for the yeast infection and he is concurrently receiving treatment for thrush.

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