There are several difficulties that they may encounter. Some of the most common breastfeeding difficulties include:
Latching problems: This is one of the most common difficulties. The baby may have difficulty latching onto the breast properly, which can lead to sore nipples and low milk supply.
Painful nipples: Breastfeeding can cause sore, cracked, or bleeding nipples, which can make it difficult to continue breastfeeding.
Engorgement: When the breasts become too full of milk, they can become engorged, which can be uncomfortable and make it difficult for the baby to latch properly.
Mastitis: This is an infection of the breast tissue that can cause flu-like symptoms and make breastfeeding painful.
Low milk supply: Some mothers may struggle with producing enough milk to meet their baby's needs, which can lead to supplementing with formula.
Oversupply: On the other hand, some mothers may produce too much milk, which can cause discomfort, engorgement, and make it difficult for the baby to latch.