I recently participated in an interview with Blood + Milk on the topic of pumping and returning to work and wanted to share some helpful information with all of you who are returning to work and trying to navigate pumping and continuing to protect breastfeeding at home.
Having you or your baby diagnosed with Thrush can feel overwhelming. Thrush can be found vaginally, on your nipples or in your baby’s mouth and/or diaper. Symptoms are typically itching, shiny and flaking skin on your nipples, pain throughout the feed or with every suck and/or white patches inside your baby’s cheeks that don’t rub off.
One of the main worries I encounter when working with families is concern over low milk supply. Luckily, there are some great options to increase milk supply if you experience a dip. However, I want to talk about what may have caused the drop in your milk supply in the first place, and then offer solutions to help resolve (or avoid) these challenges before they occur.
I often hear parents say things such as “The baby falls asleep at the breast after 5 minutes” and “Our baby is so sleepy when they nurse they won’t take the 2nd side” also “My baby feeds for hours but is still hungry 10 minutes later.” It is common for babies to fall asleep at the breast while nibbling.