Breastfeeding your baby should be one of the most wonderful, natural, and joyful experiences. The benefits it delivers to both you and baby are well-known, but what isn’t often talked about is just how difficult it can be.
There are all kinds of problems that can occur when you start to breastfeed and by far the most surprising for many moms is the pain that comes with it. Now, don’t get me wrong, breastfeeding isn’t always painful. Some moms experience no pain at all, while others report only a little discomfort. However, for those who aren’t so lucky, it can be significantly painful.
If you do experience pain while you’re breastfeeding, it’s natural to start dreading feeds. The good news is, there are ways you can ease the pain of breastfeeding and here we’ll look at five of the best tried and tested methods. [Read more…]