90% of mothers in Australia start breastfeeding immediately after birth or soon after. However, within weeks or months many mothers stop breastfeeding. The reasons women cease breastfeeding are numerous and complex and can often be overcome with effective treatment and proper support. Breastfeeding complications can lead to mastitis, breast abscesses …Read More »
8 Ways For Breastfeeding Mothers To Prevent and Treat Mastitis
Mastitis refers to inflammation of breast tissue which can sometimes also involve an infection. It is quite common for breastfeeding women to get mastitis (called lactation or puerperal mastitis). Lactation mastitis can be caused by blocked milk ducts, engorgement or milk that remains in the breasts after nursing. Mastitis can …Read More »
Weaning: Smells Like Cabbage!
The weaning process is nearly complete. It has not been an easy week so far, but things are getting better. I got Dostinex from my doctor on Tuesday: a course of 4 pills, one every 12 hours which dries up the milk. I was instructed not to feed my son …Read More »