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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Feeding Your Baby

Feeding Your Baby

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  • Insufficient or Delayed Milk Production

    Insufficient or Delayed Milk Production when Breastfeeding Most mothers worry at some point that they do not have enough milk. A delay in the time when milk "comes in" sometimes occurs in mothers dea...

  • Plugged Milk Ducts

    Plugged Milk Ducts What are plugged milk ducts? A plugged duct feels like a tender lump in the breast. Some mothers seem to be more prone to developing them, but usually they occur when a mother goes...

  • Sore Nipples

    Sore Nipples Sore nipples are probably the most common difficulty mothers have when breastfeeding. Sore nipples may be caused by different factors. Determining the cause of sore nipples dictates the ...

  • Low Milk Production

    Low Milk Production What causes low milk production? Occasionally, a delay in the time when milk "comes in" turns into an ongoing problem with low milk production. Sometimes, a mother has been produc...

  • Mastitis

    Mastitis What is mastitis? Mastitis is often used interchangeably with the term breast infection, but mastitis may also be due to an inflammation. Often a reddened area is noted on the breast. Inflam...

  • Flat or Inverted Nipples

    Flat or Inverted Nipples Techniques for flat or inverted nipples An effective breastfeeding baby usually has little trouble breastfeeding even if his/her mother's nipples appear to be flattened. A le...

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  • Slow or Poor Infant Weight Gain

    Slow or Poor Infant Weight Gain Determining slow or poor infant weight gain Weight gain is one of many signs of good health in the breastfeeding baby. Sometimes, a perfectly healthy baby simply gains...

  • Ineffective Latch-on or Sucking

    Ineffective Latch-on or Sucking A baby must be able to effectively remove milk from the breast during breastfeeding if he or she is to obtain enough milk to gain weight and "tell" the breasts to incr...

  • Over-Active Let-Down

    Over-Active Let-Down Although most babies with breastfeeding difficulties have problems related to getting enough milk, a few have the opposite problem - handling too much milk. Some mothers have suc...

  • Mismanaged Breastfeeding

    Mismanaged Breastfeeding Managing mismanaged breastfeeding Perhaps the most common cause of slow weight gain is related to mismanaged breastfeeding. The following are some ways to help your baby gain...