Archives
Categories
Archives
Contact La Leche League International

Tag: engorged


Engorgement and Mastitis: Smoothing Out the Bumps Features

Philippa Pearson-Glaze Photo: Evangeline and Ruth Courtesy of Sally Hobson Photography Breastfeeding is normal and natural but how to do it is something we often learn from our mothers, sisters, and peers. Where we have lost the art of breastfeeding over several generations, new mothers’ nursing attempts can be easily sabotaged by misinformation. If little bumps in the road are not smoothed out, problems can escalate until weaning sometimes seems inevitable. This article...

Read More


Breastfeeding: A Leap of Faith Mothers' Stories

Alexandra O’Leary, Sittingbourne, Kent, UK   Alexandra had a difficult start to breastfeeding and had to make a leap of faith. My waters broke early at 36 weeks and six days. Sixty hours later my little girl, Jemima, was born following induction via mid-forceps [an obstetric operation in which forceps are applied to the baby’s head when it has reached the midplane of the mother’s pelvis]. I’d...

Read More