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Breastfeeding problems

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Breastfeeding problems | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Common breastfeeding questions: enough milk, too much milk, expressing - Raising Children NetworkCommon breastfeeding questions: challenges, getting help - Raising Children Network

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Breastfeeding problems and solutions | Raising Children Network

Solutions to breastfeeding problems such as sore nipples, not enough milk, too much milk, sore breasts, engorgement, mastitis, baby not feeding, biting and returning to work.

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Common breastfeeding problems

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Nutrition, breastfeeding and bottle-feeding for newborn babies | Raising Children Network

An in-a-nutshell guide to newborn nutrition, which gives parents the basics on breastfeeding or bottle-feeding a newborn baby, including information on breastfeeding problems and solutions and supplementary feeding.

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Oversupply of breastmilk and engorgement | Raising Children Network

Breastfeeding mums can have an oversupply of breastmilk, which might lead to breast engorgement. Read practical tips to manage these breastfeeding problems.

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Personal story: postnatal depression

This video details a woman's personal story of postnatal depression after having not having the birth she had planned and breastfeeding problems.

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Attachment to the breast | Australian Breastfeeding Association

A baby who attaches well to the breast can help prevent many breastfeeding problems. The well-attached baby causes no nipple pain and drains the breast well. This helps ensure a good milk supply so the baby grows well. In this article you can find out how to attach your baby well using different techniques and holds, including baby-led attachment, the cradle hold, the underarm (football) hold and lying down.

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Breastfeeding

Some mums may have problems such as sore, cracked or bleeding nipples, breast engorgement, oversupply, low supply, reflux and mastitis (blocked milk ducts).

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Sore nipples, mastitis & blocked milk duct | Raising Children Network

Breastfeeding isnt always easy. Some mums have problems with sore nipples, mastitis or a blocked milk duct. Heres how to sort out these problems.

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Breast refusal and baby biting breast | Raising Children Network

Breastfeeding isnt always easy. Some mums have problems with baby breast refusal or baby biting breast. Heres how to sort out these problems.

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