thrush

Let’s Talk About Thrush! Symptoms and Treatments

What is thrush? Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth, caused by candida fungus. Stress and certain birth controls can also be a contributing factor. Symptoms: Symptoms include creamy white, slightly raised lesions in the mouth. It can also infect the skin around nipples, which would be sore, red, itchy, dry, and possibly have shooting pains. Treatments: If thrush is suspected, …

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What are the Best Nipples for Breastfeeding?

Many women mentally prepare themselves for parenthood prenatally. One of the questions they ask themselves is, “What are the best nipples for breastfeeding?” I have had women approach me, after or during a breastfeeding class, concerned their breasts or nipples weren’t going to work for breastfeeding. Babies who are latching effectively aren’t latching to the nipple, they are latching to …

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Why Does Breastfeeding Make Me Sad?

August is National Breastfeeding Month and, August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. Today we’re going to discuss a topic close to my heart: D-MER. “Why does breastfeeding make me sad?”, you wonder as you settle into your chair, attach your babe to breast, and begin to nurse. As soon as you feel the let-down that sadness overwhelms you. Tears stream …