Why is this so hard?

Every new mom experiences some combination of challenges and difficulties. Breastfeeding is a new and completely unique skill , requiring much patience, practice and skilled assistance. 

Breastfeeding can be difficult at first (and later too) because there are many things that matter. 


 

Latch matters

body positioning matters

baby's state matters

mom's comfort matters

labor interventions and practices matter

labor medications matter

hospital practices post part matter

moms history and health matters

babys anatomy matters

baby's oral physiology matters

baby's gut maturity matters

Genetics matter

mum's nipple and breast physiology matters

mums diet matters

baby's suck matters

baby's neurology matters

duration matters

milk removal matters

rate of flow matters

environment matters

education and information matters

advice matters 

Support matters

 

IBCLC's

CLC's

CBS's

LaLeche League

BF USA

WIC counsellors

Luckily there are LOTS of certified breastfeeding support people who know just how to help, to ensure that all motivated moms reach their breastfeeding goals.