This Week's Lesson
Treating Simple Problems
Issues like engorgement come up frequently in breastfeeding. Here is some simple advice for treating this and other easy issues.
"Sore nipples are usually due to one or both of two causes. Either the baby is not positioned and latched properly, or the baby is not suckling properly, or both." Plus more information on prevention of sore nipples.
Blocked Ducts and Mastitis
Helpful information on what to do if your milk ducts get blocked and how to prevent mastitis or treat it if you already have it!
Breastfeeding Help Index
A little bit about a lot of topics. If you don't find your question answered in the articles above, try this index of helpful articles by Dr. Jack Newman.
How you position your baby or babies at the breast can help solve many problems with breastfeeding. Here is our photo galleries of breastfeeding positions.
When to Call the Lactation Consultant
Knowing when and where to find help can save your breastfeeding experience.
Another place for handy breastfeeding answers.