Category Archives: Sore Nipple Management

Nipple Shield Guidelines

A nipple shield, or as some new mothers have called it  a ” breast shield” or “nipple guard” is used as a breastfeeding tool to help assist some babies with latching difficulties. There are many different reasons why your Lactation … Continue reading

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Symptoms & Treatment of a Yeast Infection on the Breast

Yeast, formally known as Candidiasis, is the most common fungal infection in humans. Mammary candidiasis is a yeast infection of the breast. Thrush, is a yeast infection that is located in the mouth. Generally both mom and baby are infected and are continuously spreading the fungus back and forth to each other. It is recommended that both mother and baby will need to be treated simultaneously in order to fully kill the infection. Continue reading

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Plugged Milk Duct Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Plugged or clogged milk ducts happen when one of the milk ducts, or localized area in the breast, becomes blocked causing an obstructed flow of milk. Symptoms include tenderness in a localized area accompanied with a firm or hard lump. The area usually is hot to the touch, swollen with possible redness. Continue reading

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