Do I have a breast abscess?

Do I have a breast abscess?

Do I have a breast abscess? You may be in a situation at the moment where you think you have a blocked duct, but even after all the usual measures to get rid of it, you can STILL feel a lump in your breast, which doesn’t appear to be going away at all. In this...
Breast Engorgement

Breast Engorgement

Breast engorgment Relieving engorged breasts If you are experiencing hot, shiny, painful breasts, this is known as breast engorgement. Engorgement is general congestion of blood, milk, and lymph, and this situation must get rectified as quickly as you can. You may be...
How does breastfeeding work

How does breastfeeding work

How does breastfeeding work? In the last fifty years, much has been learned about breast milk, and about the process of breastfeeding, and it’s worth understanding this process better. One of the first things to know is about breast size. We know that breasts...
Normal feeding patterns and common false alarms

Normal feeding patterns and common false alarms

Normal feeding patterns In my work as a breastfeeding specialist and infant feeding lead in the NHS, I have supported thousands of breastfeeding women over many years. Before this time, I also had the experience of breastfeeding my own three babies, and I am all too...
Does my baby need extra vitamin D while breastfeeding?

Does my baby need extra vitamin D while breastfeeding?

Does my baby need extra vitamin D while breastfeeding? There has been a lot of confusion around the subject of vitamin D, and many breastfeeding women wonder whether they need to give their baby a supplement of this vitamin. In the UK, Public Health England recently...