It is very normal for majority of women breastfeeding for the first time to experience some degree of tenderness or pain when starting their breastfeeding journey.
You need to remember that your nipples are one of the most sensitive areas of our bodies, and add to that a baby sucking around the clock every few hours… there will naturally be a period of adjustment for your nipples.
Pregnancy can be a joyful time but unfortunately can bring some unwanted aches & pains. Osteopaths work closely along pregnant mother's to guide them through the process and alleviate those unwanted pains.
I’ve seen my fair share of births. A few of my own, hundreds of other peoples and I’ve seen almost every scenario that you could ever imagine. But, one scenario I certainly wasn’t familiar with, was creating and “giving birth” to an online business.
This is a blog post I’ve had written for months but I am always conscious on voicing my opinions on controversial topics like this. I’m aware that my opinion on newborn sleep isn’t for everyone.. but from my research as a midwife and then having my own babies, it’s a topic I’ve become passionate about. In the hopes that it perhaps just gives one mum hope to know that what they are doing is more than ok, it’s worth voicing.
Ah, the great breastfeeding / formula topic…it’s one most parents know to avoid. A topic that’s been known to provoke high emotion, heated conversation and ultimately a fair bit of guilt placed on each other. While it isn’t always on purpose, it does feel a little unnecessary.
What I have never really understood, and still don’t really.. is…