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by on Oct 1st, 2011

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Breastfeeding and Pain

Many women are led to believe that pain is part of the breastfeeding story and some new mothers experience excruciating pain in their breasts and nipples.

Because even many professionals believe that pain is par for the course when help is sought to support breastfeeding, pumping or just getting on with it is often the advice we get. As a result mothers continue to suffer while being concerned about weight-gain and bonding with their baby.

Breastfeeding Without Pain

The truth is that pain is not part and parcel of breastfeeding. Your body was designed specifically to feed your baby with your breasts. You baby was designed to be able to access your milk with his mouth.

Pain is your body’s way of letting you know that something is not quite right. Oftentimes it is the nature of the latch that is off in some way. And establishing a deep latch is a skill that needs to be learned by baby and mom. Or it could be the angle at which you are bringing your baby to the breast.

Even though breastfeeding is natural, it is a skill with many different components. Thankfully we can learn them and teach them to our baby so that joy in breastfeeding becomes our experience.

Breastfeeding Support

In order to experience breastfeeding success without pain, it is necessary to have the support of people who believe this is possible and can show you step by step how to achieve a pain-free latch and a beautiful breastfeeding experience with ease and joy.
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