Plugged Ducts, Mastitis & Yeast
Addressing the most common breastfeeding challenges
As wonderful as breastfeeding is, there may be difficult moments.
Most new moms imagine breastfeeding with a kind of wide-eyed wonder. They’re certain it will be a magical, blanket-wrapped, adventure full of bonding, snuggling, and nourishment. As it turns out, all of that is true! It really is wonderful. But not every moment will be like this.
Plugged ducts, mastitis, and yeast infections in the breast are three of the most common issues breastfeeding moms face. Knowing what to look for, how to prevent them, and when to seek treatment are critical skills every breastfeeding mom needs.
But don’t worry - I have you covered!
We'll go through:
The causes of these three most common issues
Identifying and diagnosing early - before things get worse
Treatment options you can do at home
The steps you can take to prevent these issues
Without the right information and a supportive team around you, any one of these issues can derail your decision to breastfeed. The good news is that this doesn’t have to happen to you!
MSN, RN, CNM, IBCLC
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