Top 3 Breastfeeding Challenges & Solutions

  • Topic Info:Do you or someone you know have a newborn or infant? Have you had challenges breastfeeding your baby?

    They say "Breast is Best"... but there can be challenges when breastfeeding your baby. In this segment, world renowned breastfeeding expert, Sara Chana Silverstein, offers solutions to the top three breastfeeding challenges.

    1. Bubble Palate is a high palate in your baby's mouth that can cause scraping and irritation of the nipple. This requires time and patience, and seeking outside help to analyze the shape of your baby's mouth and even the breast.

    2. Lack of milk in the breast. Nine out of 10 times this is just not true. Typically, it's simply a result of the way the baby is suckling. Get a medical history to see if there could truly be a lack of milk. If not, this can usually be cured very quickly by adjusting the baby's position.

    3. Getting your baby to breastfeed quickly and efficiently. Believe it or not this can be done. Seek a lactation consultant if you have challenges with your baby fussing and losing attention during feedings.

    A great resource for these and other common challenges is the popular app Breastfeeding for Boobs.
  • Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH