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    Yash Tiwari
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    Breast tenderness is normal when you are first starting to breastfeed. You may feel mild pain and discomfort when your baby latches on, or when he or she begins suckling. This pain could be an indication that your breasts are becoming full, which is a sign your body is beginning to produce enough milk. If you don’t feel any pain, but just a little bit of tingling, and it only lasts for a few seconds after your baby latches on, this is probably a sign that your baby’s latch is good. The feeling will go away as your breasts get used to the sensation of your baby nursing.

    Nipple soreness or discomfort during breastfeeding can occur for several reasons. Your nipples may have been damaged before you began breastfeeding. Or your baby may not be latched properly onto the breast. Or you might have some sensitivity around your nipples and areola (the dark skin around the nipple). With a bit of care, you can reduce or resolve these issues. However, if pain continues longer than a few days and is much more severe, you should contact your doctor or midwife. Some women with breast implants or previous breast surgery may experience pain when they breastfeed.

    The first few days of breastfeeding are often the hardest. Your body is still getting used to nursing and producing milk, and your nipples may be sore. You’ll have many questions about how to position your baby, how to get a good latch, etc. Between learning to breastfeed and preparing for the demands of taking care of a newborn, you won’t have much time or energy. Over time, your baby will learn how to latch on more effectively. He’ll learn to be less agitated before and during feedings, and you can take steps to help him ease into feedings more easily. As time goes by and breastfeeding becomes familiar, stressful situations will affect your baby less and less, and you should feel less pain.

    Sensitivity in the nipples means that your breasts are detecting a physical stimulus of some sort. This could be something as simple as air-conditioning, or a light breeze from an open window, or the rub of clothing. Of course, it could also mean that you are experiencing pain from something much more serious, such as breast cancer. It is essential to get the appropriate help and treatment when your breasts grow suddenly very sensitive. There are ways, however, to deal with the tenderness to make breastfeeding more comfortable. For starters, you can always change positions mid-feed. Instead of always feeding your baby on your left breast, switch breasts frequently throughout a breastfeeding session. This will give each nipple a resting period and reduce tenderness. Sore nipples and lactation problems are going on among women, particularly in the early weeks of breastfeeding. Despite the increased popularity of breastfeeding over the last century, nipple soreness and lactation problems remain a pressing concern for many new mothers.

    PALAK KASHIV
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    When women first time breastfeed their baby, they have some difficulties getting milk at that time breast tenderness is very normal, and at that time you experience mild pain when the baby sucking the milk for the first time that pain is an indication of milk is started to produce. While breastfeeding every woman should at least wash their breast with soap water twice a day. if pain continues after few days women should consult with a doctor. Women should avoid using breastfeeding pads that have plastic liners. Women should wear cotton bras without elastic straps this will be very helpful for the breasts. Women should express little milk before feeding to the baby, so it will be easy for the baby to suck the milk. If some women’s nipples are cracked that’s fine women should continue breastfeeding. Women should massage breasts it will help to ease the flow. there is thrush is a common fungal infection, it germinates lactose from milk and this can affect both mother and baby. One can prevent sore or cracked breasts by making sure how the breast is positioned in front of the little nurser. Relaxation and breathing help to ease out the milk by practicing yoga pose or breathing before feeding. Women should eat a healthy diet. Let baby fully fill milk from each side of milk because milk generates when breasts are fully empty.

    Manpreet Singh
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    A baby is probably fed one of your first acts as a new mother. This means breastfeeding for many women. You still can worry about supplying your baby with the right nutrients, since it is as natural as breastfeeding. And you have probably a million questions about how and how everything works. Your infant knows better than you do at the moment their requirements. Let them know how often they are going to be nursing. Do not establish a predefined feed-in interval and deny your child food only because time is not sufficient. On the other hand, a sleeping baby does not have to wake up to feed them just because three hours have gone by. Lay down calmly and feed your sleeping baby when they wake. Also allow your infant to decide how long you will need to take care of your child. Remember, your child knows how much better they need now than you do. Don’t worry if it only takes 10 minutes to nurse and don’t panic if it extends over 45.
    You will spend a lot of time keeping the baby to your breast when it is feeding. You can quickly become uncomfortable when done in an unsupporting sitting position. In addition, it can cause severe back, shoulder, and neck pain while trying to maintain an uneasy position over a lengthy period of time. Try your best to relax besides making sure you and the child are comfy when nursing. If you are anxious and nervous about breastfeeding, your baby can feel, and you won’t latch properly. If you’re not relaxed, your baby can’t relax. It is usual for milk to leak from your breasts in the first few weeks of nursing. This is very natural. Don’t be frightened. If your infant hasn’t been nursed for a few hours, and you’re thinking of your baby or perhaps feeling a powerful emotion, you may hear another scream of babies. The skin is quite sensitive in your breasts. Your skin is dry, squalid, irritated and even cracked in the course of time with continuous nursing. This can make it a difficult experience to breastfeeding. Thankfully, by taking a few precautions, you can guard against the cracked skin. Stay hydrated, last but surely not least. You and your infant can’t overstate how crucial this suggestion is. You still eat and drink for two, after all! Water fills the body so that when you nurse, it is a good rule of thumb to drink a glass of water. Oh, yes, each time. You can generate sufficient milk and stay hydrated, so your body can.

    DISHA SAPKALE
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    Breast feeding provides nutrients for baby which is healthy for the growth of baby. Breast milk is best milk for baby because it has anti bodies that strengths baby’s immune system which will protect them from various diseases and infections. Latching pain is normal but not for long time, if the pains for long time than it may has issue with baby’s latch. Women should smoothly rub nipple under baby’s nose and they should make sure that baby mouth is properly positioned while breastfeeding. Women should not use soap instead they can wash with warm water, so that you will not suffer from irritation, dryness or cracked nipples. Women should moisture their nipples with nipple ointment or nipple moisturizer after feeding the baby it will helps you from cracked nipples. Women should hand press before breastfeeding to get milk flow and it will also helps you from engorgement problem. If any women suffers from clogged or plugged ducts they should have more rest and apply warm compresses and massage it. Women should breastfeed their baby every 2 to 3 hours. Women should change their breast pads oftenly make sure you don’t keep it wet on your skin it may cause bacteria or fungus to your skin which leads to sore nipples and breast infection. In case of low milk supply, women should oftenly breastfeed baby and pump. Be careful while breastfeeding and leaving your baby from breastfeeding like you should remove breast from baby’s mouth gently, so that it will protect you nipples. It is important that both baby and mother are comfortable while breastfeeding because if you are uncomfortable it may cause back pain, and baby will feel irritating. Staying hydrated is must because mother is feeding for herself and baby, so it is necessary for mother to stay hydrated. These ways will help women to improve sensitivity about breastfeeding.

    Akanksha Pathak
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    Improving sensitivity about breastfeeding is important to create a supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers and to promote the health and well-being of infants. Here are some ways to enhance sensitivity about breastfeeding:

    1. Education and Awareness: Educating the general public, healthcare professionals, and communities about the benefits and importance of breastfeeding can help dispel myths and misconceptions surrounding it. Raising awareness about the physiological, emotional, and nutritional aspects of breastfeeding can foster a better understanding and appreciation of its significance.

    2. Training and Support for Healthcare Providers: Healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, midwives, and lactation consultants, should receive comprehensive training on breastfeeding support and management. This training can enable them to provide accurate information, address common challenges, and offer guidance to breastfeeding mothers. Healthcare facilities should also implement breastfeeding-friendly policies and practices, such as facilitating skin-to-skin contact, rooming-in, and promoting the avoidance of unnecessary formula supplementation.

    3. Promoting Breastfeeding in Public Spaces: Encouraging a breastfeeding-friendly environment in public spaces is crucial to support mothers who choose to breastfeed outside their homes. This can involve creating designated breastfeeding areas, ensuring privacy, and promoting acceptance and tolerance towards breastfeeding in public. Educating the public about the rights of breastfeeding mothers can help reduce stigma and increase understanding.

    4. Peer Support and Community Programs: Establishing support networks and community programs that connect breastfeeding mothers with one another can be highly beneficial. Peer support groups, lactation support centers, and online communities can provide a platform for sharing experiences, seeking advice, and offering encouragement. These networks can help alleviate feelings of isolation and provide a sense of community, fostering confidence and long-term breastfeeding success.

    5. Workplace Support: Encouraging supportive workplace policies is essential to enable breastfeeding mothers to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. Providing dedicated breastfeeding spaces, flexible work hours, and policies that support expressing milk can make a significant difference. Employers can play a vital role in creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment by implementing family-friendly policies and fostering a culture that supports work-life balance.

    6. Media Representation: Promoting positive and accurate representations of breastfeeding in the media can help normalize and destigmatize it. Encouraging media outlets to showcase breastfeeding in a respectful and inclusive manner can contribute to changing societal attitudes and increasing sensitivity towards breastfeeding.

    By implementing these strategies, we can improve sensitivity about breastfeeding, create a more supportive environment, and empower mothers to make informed choices about their infant’s nutrition and well-being.

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