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Health Awareness: Breastfeeding is challenging.

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Breastfeeding is challenging. Despite the many rewards and health benefits of breastfeeding, it can be challenging. For example: Being the sole source of nutrition for your infant is not always easy. Many nursing mothers have sore nipples, breast engorgement (very full breasts) when their “milk comes in”, and occasionally breast infections that require treatment with antibiotics. Some women have had breast surgery that can reduce the amount of human milk they produce. These women may have to feed their infants with formula in addition to the milk they produce. Breastfeeding can be stressful. For instance, a lack of support by...

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