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Breastfeeding Problems

10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement

In the early days after birth, your breasts start making milk in increasingly larger volumes. Sometimes, they overdo it, and breast engorgement occurs. What happens when your milk comes in The process of producing milk for your baby begins well before she or he is born. During pregnancy, your breasts start making colostrum. Producing colostrum is part of a stage called stage 1 lactogenesis. After birth, further hormone changes trigger copious milk production in stage 2 lactogenesis. In stage


How to Increase Breast Milk Supply if you have Insufficient Lactation

Breastfeeding is a highly emotive, politically charged topic within the maternal and child health care industry. There are many strong views around the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of breastfeeding which can leave new mums feeling conflicted, confused and under unnecessary pressure.  Never the less as a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner, not a lactation specialist I add my voice to the conversation. There is a large range of opinion regarding what constitutes how much breast milk is adequate. For the