Breastfeeding can be an amazing bonding moment between mother and child; however, it can also be hard, grueling, and tiring work. But for some mothers, according to Romper.com, breastfeeding can be difficult as a result of these four difference conditions.
1. Flat or Inverted Nipples Flat or inverted nipples make breastfeeding harder for some but not out of the question. Breastfeeding Basics stated that, “How much difficulty a flat or inverted nipples presents to a nursing baby depends on the degree of inversion as well as the baby himself. If you have a strong, healthy, full-term, vigorous nurser, he may be able to draw out the nipple and dislodge the attachments with relative ease.”
2. Nipple Piercings According to La Leche League, nipple scarring as a result of piercings can negatively impact breastfeeding. “Nipple piercings can impact breast feeding for both mother and baby. Common concerns from mom may include nerve damage that impacts the milk ejection reflex or scarring that obstructs the milk flow which can, over time, affect milk production.”