To succeed at breastfeeding, you need a combination of patience, good technique and perseverance. But even the most prepared and determined moms can face hurdles in their infant feeding goals.
Don't worry; you are not alone.
The specialty trained lactation consultants and breastfeeding resource nurses at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are available to help you find ways to make breastfeeding work for you and your baby. Breastfeeding isn't supposed to be painful; it's supposed to be enjoyable for both mom and baby.
We've compiled information about some of the most common breastfeeding issues. In this section, we detail how to spot potential breastfeeding challenges and offer practical solutions to address the issue.
Remember, each pregnancy is different. While some women may face one or more of the breastfeeding challenges listed here, many others do not experience any.