Breastfeeding can be a total joy for some and it can be an utter nightmare for others. It doesn’t matter what category you fall under, it’s all a work in progress and finding the right routine for you. Please remember what works for you may not work for your friend or visa versa.
Mastitis can be very painful and exhausting, the swelling, redness and fever often results in antibiotics and days of dizziness and exhaustion.
Engorged breasts are when the body is producing too much milk, resulting in painful lumpy breasts, blocked milk ducts and endless pain and discomfort. Often brought on by not emptying the breast completely whilst feeding and expressing too much. Regular massage in circular rotation and draining out towards the armpit helps a lot in the shower with some non-scented oil.
Cracked and bleeding nipples can certainly be prevented, by the right form of latching on, the right positioning when feeding and making sure your baby isn’t tongue tied.
Bodyflow postpartum reflexology really helps with ironing out all of the above wit dramatic results every time.
Please make sure you are resting a lot, mother’s bodies are incredible things, but we are not invincible and need time to repair, heal and make deliciously creamy rich milk…. Rest is best please.