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‘Motherhood is a choice; a choice to love selflessly and keep the child’s needs above all’
Being a mother, the struggle of pain reaches maximum while parturition. The labour is excruciating, only to be compensated by a healthy child being brought into the world. But for some mothers, the pain might just not end here.
Feeding colostrum or the first milk rich in antibodies can cause severe breast pain. So much so, that the new mothers suffer trauma of breast feeding and may have to be pumped out by a nurse and then use the expressed milk to feed the child. Ouch?
Breast pain during lactation can be due to sore nipples, plugged milk ducts or mastitis, engorgement (breasts being full of milk) etc. A mother having any such conditions may develop a fear of breastfeeding. But hey, your newborn can’t eat any solid food and you need to feed him every time. There is no way out.
Here are a few tips that you can use to prepare yourself to continue feeding your child post the first traumatic experience:
Be a strong mama bear!