Breastfeeding Issues
By Downers Grove Pediatrics
December 01, 2021
Category: Child Health Care

Giving birth to your new baby will change your life forever. One of the most important early decisions you will make for your child will be the best way to feed them. You will quickly learn that there are a lot of options and opinions out there concerning feeding infants. The pediatric team at Downers Grove Pediatrics is here to help you navigate this new information if you are looking for a newborn doctor in Downers Grove, and Bolingbrook, IL. If you have decided to breastfeed your child, you may be concerned about breastfeeding issues that can pop up. Keep reading to learn more.

Why Should I Breastfeed?

If a child is receiving proper nutrition, in the right amounts, in a loving environment, then there really is no wrong way to feed the baby. However, there are many advantages to breastfeeding which bottle feeding simply does not offer. Breastfeeding does offer a greater level of skin-to-skin contact, which can be important for bonding and emotional development. Breastmilk also contains important antibodies which cannot be found in formula. The decision to breastfeed ultimately comes down to personal choice and whether or not the mother is able to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding Issues

Once you have made the choice to breastfeed, there may be issues or problems which arise. A newborn doctor in Downers Grove, and Bolingbrook, IL, will be able to evaluate any breastfeeding issues you may be having with your newborn to help you successfully resolve these problems. Some common breastfeeding issues can be:

  • Poor milk production
  • Poor latching
  • Sore nipples
  • Cracked or bleeding nipples
  • Poor breastfeeding education

If you are experiencing any of these breastfeeding issues, you can talk with our team. Many mothers simply quit breastfeeding when they encounter these challenges. These challenges can usually be overcome rather easily with guidance and education.

If you would like to speak with a newborn doctor in Downers Grove, and Bolingbrook, IL, please contact us at Downers Grove Pediatrics. We will be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment. you can contact us at our Downers Grove, office at (630) 852-4551 or our Bolingbrook, office at (630) 759-9230.