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Breastfeeding

A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

Breastfeeding

About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding provides your baby with the essential nutrients and nourishment they need to thrive. Unfortunately, it isn’t always easy for new moms to nurse. Whether you’re experiencing latching problems, low milk supply, or simply want advice on best breastfeeding practices, One World Pediatrics can help. The team of board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners in Longwood, Florida, provide expert advice and support for proper nutrition, breastfeeding tips, and more. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Breastfeeding Q&A

What is breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding, or nursing, allows you to give your baby breast milk directly from your body. While breastfeeding provides your baby with essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, many mothers experience challenges that can make feeding difficult. 

At One World Pediatrics, the expert team provides supportive care for new mothers who want to successfully breastfeed their infants. If you’re struggling to breastfeed on your own, you can rely on the team for guidance, resources, and personalized assistance.

What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

While formula feeding provides your baby with nourishment, breastfeeding offers many benefits, such as:

  • Gives your baby nutrients and antibodies that strengthen their immune system
  • Lowers the risk of infections
  • Promotes a healthy weight 
  • Strengthens the bond between you and your baby
  • Provides natural, easily digestible food for your baby
  • Can save you time and money compared to formula feeding

The team’s lactation expertise guides you to successful breastfeeding so that your baby can enjoy all of the benefits.

Why is breastfeeding difficult for me?

New mothers can experience many lactation problems when breastfeeding, but some of the most common include:

Latch problems 

Latch problems occur when your baby doesn't attach to your breast properly, which can cause you pain and make it harder for your baby to feed effectively.

Cracked or inverted nipples 

Inverted or painfully cracked nipples can cause discomfort or make it difficult for your baby to latch properly.

Thrush

This fungal infection causes pain, itchiness, and burning. If you have thrush, your nipples may look red, flaky, or dry. Your baby’s mouth may also develop a thin white coating or small spots.

Blocked milk ducts 

A blocked milk duct happens when a duct that delivers milk through your nipple becomes clogged, causing a tender lump in your breast, potentially leading to pain, swelling, or infection.

Mastitis 

This painful breast infection causes swelling, redness, and flu-like symptoms.

Insufficient milk production 

Insufficient milk production occurs when you can’t produce enough breast milk to meet your baby’s nutritional needs. This can lead to weight loss and slowed growth without treatment.

The team works with you to ensure you enjoy a successful breastfeeding experience. They can make helpful recommendations, such as reducing your use of plastics and investing in organic foods, to improve your breast milk quality.

Call One World Pediatrics today or schedule a consultation online for personalized advice about your baby’s health.