Breastfeeding Challenges in the Early Days (Resources)

July 27, 2011. Posted in: BF Concerns: Mother,Common Newborn Concerns

Various Issues

Common Breastfeeding Concerns – Mother @

Natural Treatments for Nursing Moms @

Sudden Weaning – Is it really necessary? @

Breast Health in Lactating Women by Anne M. Montgomery, MD, IBCLC, from Breastfeeding Abstracts, May 2001, Volume 20, Number 4, pp. 27-28.

Nipple pain, cracks, blisters, etc.

Why are my nipples sore after months of pain-free nursing? @

Healing broken skin in the nipple area @

How do you treat a milk blister? @

Sore nipples by Dr. Jack Newman

Treatment of Sore, Cracked, or Bleeding Nipples by Becky Flora, IBCLC

Nipple Pain by Paula Yount

Nipple Pain: Causes, Treatments, and Remedies by Jahaan Martin, from LEAVEN, Vol. 36 No. 1, February-March 2000, pp. 10-11.

Clampdown Bite Reflex by Mary Jozwiak, from Leaven, Vol. 30 No. 4, July-August 1994, pp. 53-4.

Thrush Resources @

Barankin B, Gross MS. Nipple and Areolar Eczema in the Breastfeeding Woman. J Cutan Med Surg. 2004 May 3.

Large breasted mothers

Helping Large-Breasted Mothers by Bonnie Tilson

Nursing Tips for the Large Breasted Mother by Anne Smith, IBCLC

Nursing When Well-Endowed FAQ

Flat or inverted nipples

Breastfeeding with Flat or Inverted Nipples by Becky Flora, IBCLC

Flat or Inverted Nipples by Anne Smith, IBCLC

Flat or Inverted Nipples by Barbara Wilson-Clay, BSEd, IBCLC

Sex & Intimacy

Is There Sex after Babies? LLLI FAQ

Breastfeeding and Vaginal Dryness by Paula Yount

Romance by Catherine Newman, from her journal “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy”

Making It Work: Not in the Mood from New Beginnings, Vol. 18 No. 2, March-April 2001, pp. 67-68

Breastfeeding Around Your Sex Life by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Breastfeeding and Sexuality (LLLI publication 926-17) is a pamphlet available from LLLI

Not specific to breastfeeding moms…

PDF How to Have a Happy Marriage When You’re Busy Being Parents by Elizabeth Pantley

Reclaim your sex life after baby: 100 ways to get the romance back from iVillage.com

Putting the Naked Back in Marriage by Valerie Schultz, from Mothering, July/August 1999

Keeping Love Alive After the Baby Is Born by Pamela Shrock

Pierced nipple(s)

Body Modification and Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know by Robyn Roche-Paull, from New Beginnings, Vol. 29 No. 4, 2009, p. 4-8.

Nipple Piercing: Is It Compatible with Breastfeeding? by Jahaan Martin, from LEAVEN, Vol. 35 No. 3, June-July 1999, pp. 64-65

LLL FAQ: My nipples are pierced. Can I breastfeed my baby?

Garbin CP, Deacon JP, Rowan MK, Hartmann PE, Geddes DT. Association of Nipple Piercing With Abnormal Milk Production and Breastfeeding. JAMA. 2009;301(24):2550-2551.

I have pierced nipples. Can I nurse my baby? by Anne Smith, IBCLC

Will pierced nipple affect breastfeeding? by Debbi Donovan, IBCLC

Breastfeeding when mom has a disability or chronic illness

Breastfeeding and thyroid problems @ kellymom

Breastfeeding and Maternal Diabetes @ kellymom

Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and Breastfeeding by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, from LEAVEN, Vol. 36 No. 1, February-March 2000, pp. 3-4.

Fitting Breastfeeding into Your Life (mothers with chronic illnesses) by Judy Minami, from LEAVEN, Vol. 36 No. 1, February-March 2000, p. 5.

Breastfeeding with Chronic Diseases by Shel Franco

Helping the Visually Impaired or Blind Mother Breastfeed by Cynthia Good Mojab, from Leaven, Vol. 35 No. 3, June-July 1999, pp. 51-56.

LEAVEN articles: Medical conditions in mothers from LLL

Through the Looking Glass supports families with disabilities. Although this website does not appear to address breastfeeding, their publications on adaptive baby care equipment may be useful for disabled mothers.

See also Health issues and breastfeeding

Sexual abuse survivor

Breastfeeding and the Sexual Abuse Survivor by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, from Breastfeeding Abstracts, May 1998, Volume 17, Number 4, pp. 27-28.

Breastfeeding and the Sexual Abuse Survivor by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, from Leaven, Vol. 33 No. 2, April-May 1997, p. 27.

Thoughts on how sexual abuse affects breastfeeding by Kathy Kuhn, IBCLC

The Long Shadow: Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC. Chapter from: The hidden feelings of motherhood: Coping with mothering stress, depression and burnout. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2001.

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