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Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy.  

Here’s some advice and information to help you deal with the issues many moms face.

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Getting Comfortable With Breastfeeding in Public

Getting Comfortable With Breastfeeding in Public

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

More and more women are breastfeeding in public these days, but if you’re just starting out, you might be uncomfortable.
Managing Engorgement

Managing Engorgement

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Three to five days after giving birth, your milk supply increases. That can cause engorgement. So can a missed feeding.
Flat or Inverted Nipples

Flat or Inverted Nipples

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If your nipples are flat or inverted, breastfeeding may be a little more challenging. Don’t worry. Most babies will learn to latch on anyway.
Teething and Biting

Teething and Biting

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Being bitten by a nursing baby hurts! Does that mean you have to stop breastfeeding once your baby's teeth come in? Absolutely not.
Managing Mastitis

Managing Mastitis

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

If you develop a fever higher than 38˚C and feel like you’re getting the flu, or if your breast is red and sore, you may have mastitis (a breast infection).
Breast Surgery and Breastfeeding

Breast Surgery and Breastfeeding

August 5, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Some types of surgery can affect your ability to breastfeed. Here's an overview of common types of breast surgery - and their implications.
Coping With Abuse When You're Breastfeeding

Coping With Abuse When You're Breastfeeding

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

When you experience domestic abuse, it can affect every part of your life. And breastfeeding is no exception.
Caring for Damaged Nipples When You're Breastfeeding

Caring for Damaged Nipples When You're Breastfeeding

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sore nipples? It’s natural when you first start breastfeeding.
Plugged Milk Ducts When You're Breastfeeding

Plugged Milk Ducts When You're Breastfeeding

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Milk ducts are the channels in your breast that milk flows through to get to the nipple. If a duct gets plugged the best thing to do is keep breastfeeding.
Tips for Breastfeeding Preterm Babies

Tips for Breastfeeding Preterm Babies

August 4, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Because preterm babies are small, and sometimes have to be separated from their moms for a while, they may have trouble breastfeeding.

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