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Tongue tie

Tongue tie can make it harder for babies to breastfeed. It’s when the strip of tissue, called the ‘frenulum’ which, attaches the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is shorter than normal. Tongue tie can prevent your baby from latching on effectively. Sue Ward, Infant Feeding Lead at Medway Community Healthcare talks to us …

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Grandparents

Being a grandparent can be incredibly rewarding and the bonds you build with your grandchildren can be very special. You can also play a vital role in the first few weeks of breastfeeding. Respect mum’s choices, even if they might be different to the ones you had to make with your own children. Learn more …

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Nursing strike

If a baby who has been quite happily breastfeeding, suddenly starts to refuse the breast it could be a ‘nursing strike’. Sometimes this can be mistaken for the baby wanting to stop breastfeeding, but a baby who is ready to wean usually does so over a period of time rather than suddenly. Nursing strikes – …

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Fungal infection

Thrush is a fungal infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast-like organisms. These organisms like warmth and moisture and are normal inhabitants of the skin, mouth, gut and vagina. Thrush infections sometimes happen when your nipples become cracked or damaged. This means the candida fungus that causes thrush can get into your nipple or breast. …

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Mastitis

Mastitis is a condition which causes a woman’s breast tissue to become painful and inflamed. You may have: fever and/or flu-like symptoms, such as feeling run down or very achy nausea vomiting yellowish discharge from the nipple that looks like colostrum breasts that feel warm or hot to the touch and appear pink or red. It’s …

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Over supply

Sometimes a generous amount of milk can make feeding uncomfortable and stressful for you and baby. Try one breast per feed if you have been offering both.  If the other breast becomes uncomfortable, hand express for a few moments to relieve some of the pressure. Sometimes nursing more frequently can help as it doesn’t allow …

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Low milk supply

The vast majority of women can make enough milk for their baby but this is still a big worry for many parents. Use our checklist to reassure yourself your baby is getting enough milk. Keeping baby close, having lots of skin-to-skin and feeding frequently will all help baby get lots of your lovely milk.   Working …

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Sore nipples

Your breasts and nipples can feel tender for the first couple of weeks as you get used to breastfeeding but this should subside. It is not normal for breastfeeding to be painful or for you to feel sore throughout a feed. Breastfeeding is a skill that you and baby learn and during those early days …

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