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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...

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Abscess & Breastfeeding Mothers' Stories

Zoe Ayling, West Sussex, UK Photo: Anna Bondarieva   Zoe continued breastfeeding through a challenging and painful experience … I first noticed a lump in my right breast when my daughter, Niamh, was six weeks old. It wasn’t painful so I didn’t think it was an abscess. I thought that it was unlikely to be cancer, so I waited to see what would happen. I had...

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