We were just not made to hurt there! If you are: Its time for some help! Redness, cracking, bleeding, scabbing.... get help and say goodbye to these experiences.
If you have flat or inverted nipples get some prenatal help as well as after baby is born.
Does your baby fight or sleep when its time to eat? If you are dreading this and the next feeding, toes curled, holding your breath, both of you crying: its time to get help!
If your baby is not back to birth weight by 7-10 days, or isn't gaining about an ounce a day: its time to get help!
Too little of a good thing and too much of a good thing are both really hard. If your baby is fussy during and between feedings, popping off and on, wanting to feed more than 10-12 times a day: its time to get help!
Sometimes there are breastfeeding speed bumps. If you have any of the following lets get together and get over the bump in the road: PCOS, Previous Breast Surgery, Infertility Issues, Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Chronic Diseases, Arm or Hand Weaknesses. Its time to get some help!
Engorgement that makes you think more about your breasts than about your baby means its time for some help.
Plugged ducts and Mastitis warrant a plan. Don't go it alone. Get some help today!
Premies, Late Preterm Babies, and Twins require extra lactation help. Their issues are unique to them and usually benefit from a unique breastfeeding plan for awhile. Its time to get help!
I teach a class for pumping and returning to work monthly. You can continue to give your baby your life giving milk. It surely helps to have a well thought out plan though. Come on in and get some help!
Does your baby have a tongue or lip tie? Is a cleft lip or palate part of your baby's journey? I can help you figure out how to keep giving your baby your life giving milk, and connect with other professionals that can really help.