Nursing Strike

Nursing Strike

Nursing Strike My baby is suddenly refusing the breast If you’ve been breastfeeding your baby for a few weeks, but have now suddenly found yourself in a situation where he is refusing to latch on at the breast, it can be really tempting to feel very distressed and...
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...
Tongue tied baby

Tongue tied baby

Tongue tied baby Tongue tie – Transcript  Normally your tongue is attached to the base of your mouth by a piece of skin called the lingual frenulum – and if your baby has a tongue tie, this particular piece of skin might be unusually short or tight, causing a...
Overactive letdown

Overactive letdown

Overactive letdown Do you have a fast let-down? It’s not uncommon for some babies to cough, splutter, and even to arch their backs when feeding at the breast – and generally appear quite distressed.  Initially, when doing the first fast sucks, things may seem...