Sometimes It’s Best To See A Consultant
There are times when a new mother needs to see a consultant for a specific issue. Especially as concerns breastfeeding, there can be some really notable issues that require professional attention. In this writing we’ll cover when you should look up a consultant for a breastfeeding issue.
- When Latching Hurts
Sometimes an infant latches on and it’s downright painful. This is bad for you, and it’s bad for your infant. You’re less likely to nurse them as you should if it always hurts terribly whenever they begin to nurse.
There are situations where a baby, right out of the womb, may be born with a tooth. In that scenario, you may want to pump your breastmilk and use a bottle. In other scenarios, you’ve got a specific issue with your anatomy that requires a different approach than other mothers. Whatever the case, when latching is painful, it’s wise to see a specialist.
- Too Much Or Too Little Milk
When your breasts are either not producing enough milk, or producing too much milk, there’s a reason behind it. You shouldn’t ignore this or forget about it, you should find some sort of breastfeeding consultant. Sometimes they’ll be able to tell you what’s going on very simply, sometimes you’ll need to come in and get examined.
- When The Baby Starts Losing Weight
Your child shouldn’t start losing weight after you’re nursing. Rather, you should expect the newborn to put on weight. If they’re losing weight, something is happening that requires you to respond. If you don’t have a breastfeeding consultant available (or you don’t have the funds), aunts, grandmothers, mothers, and other maternal mentors can help.
Sometimes you’re dealing with something that mothers before you have experienced. There is certainly still room in this big wide world for you to go through something no other mother has ever gone through; though that’s quite unlikely. What’s more likely is, whatever you’re dealing with, someone has been through before, someone you know; and they can help.
- If The Baby Is Fussy Or Refuses Breastfeeding
When babies get fussy or refuse your breast, that could mean they’re sick or you’ve got something wrong with your milk. If you can’t immediately figure out what’s going on, see a breastfeeding specialist quick.
- When You’re Experiencing Pain In The Breasts Or Nipples
There will be a tenderness to your breasts when you’re nursing, but it shouldn’t be overly painful. As you give birth, doctors and nurses can help answer your direct questions about nursing, but if they’re not breastfeeding specialists, they may not give you what you need to hear. If you’ve got excess pain in the breasts or nipples, see a consultant.
Breastfeeding Consultation Options To Consider
Many things can happen during the breastfeeding period which feel strange. That said, you shouldn’t be in continual pain, breast or nipple irritation should be at a basic level that isn’t extreme, your baby should put on weight, milk production should be relatively normative, and latching shouldn’t hurt too much.
If you’re experiencing these things, Nest Collaborative consultants could be of use to you. Breastfeeding is the best way to help your child get a foot in the right direction as regards life. Their physical and mental health benefit from doing so.
Your health as a mother also benefits. This is the natural way. However, there can be complications; so be sure you know who to turn to if something unexpected happens and you’re not sure what the right move is.