Many families experience problems with breastfeeding in the early days. Breastfeeding may be a natural process, but that does not mean it’s always easy. There are a few reasons why breastfeeding may not go as expected, but many issues can be overcome with help.
Fixing breastfeeding problems is a process. It may take as long to resolve an issue as it took for that issue to develop. With evidence based support and an empathetic ear, we can work through your problems together and help you to meet your own personal goals. No issue is too big or small. If something is causing you concern, then it’s worth getting help as early as possible.
Common problems may involve getting baby to latch on, nipple soreness, breast pain, tongue tie, low supply, transitioning from bottle to breast feeds, slow weight gain or oversupply. Later on you may have questions about fussy or colicky behaviour, reflux symptoms, feeding / sleeping patterns, returning to work or weaning. Some parents who stopped breastfeeding may want to restart, or may have questions about combining breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Some situations may involve surrogacy, adoption, LBGTIQ families and issues around inducing lactation or relactating. Some may have medical needs or have babies with medical issues and want to discuss how breastfeeding will work for them.
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