Successful Breastfeeding Blog
Evidence based advice, support, and education for modern families.
Have you ever heard that breastfeeding shouldn't hurt?
Well, it shouldn't! It should be comfortable, but it isn't always at first for everyone. Almost every breastfeeding mom reports nipple pain in the beginning of breastfeeding. That being said, just because it is common DOES NOT mean it is normal!!! Breastfeeding is not meant to hurt. Pain is a sign that something isn't right, and almost always, that something is baby's positioning is off.
Getting your baby to latch without pain can be tricky! Their mouths are so little, there's not much room for error.
The good news is, getting a comfortable latch is about 90% positioning!
Watch this video to see exactly how your baby should be aligned on your body, and how you should bring them onto the breast to get a latch that is comfortable!!!
Are you still having a hard time?
That's ok! It's hard to get the hang of breastfeeding in the early days for most moms. Luckily you can get support, at home, from an expert!!! Get in touch with me now, to get in home breastfeeding support no matter where you live! (SERIOUSLY!)
I'm Kelly Maher Carvell, Successful Breastfeeding LLC's founder, and lactation expert. I've made it my personal mission to reach as many parents as possible (like you!) to prepare you for your Successful Breastfeeding Journey. Thank you for allowing me and my team to support you. Before you leave the blog grab one of my FREEBIES like my Prenatal Success Kit or the Pump More Milk for Your Stash Guide. You've got this and I'm here to help!
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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