Breastfeeding

When the baby finally arrives and motherhood thrust upon us, it can often be an overwhelming experience. At AcuHealth, we understand that difficulties in breastfeeding can be incredibly disheartening and work with you in a supportive environment to help overcome these problems.


ENGORGED BREASTS

Engorged Breasts can often occur only a couple days after delivery, when the milk changes from colostrum to breast milk.  Due to the increased blood supply to the breasts and the start of the flow of breast milk, the breasts can become engorged, hard, and painful. Acupuncture treatments administered promptly can be very useful to relieve the engorged breasts.


INSUFFICIENT LACTATION

Insufficient lactation is a common complaint and can be due to many factors. It can be a very stressful, frustrating and upsetting time, especially for new mothers.  Acupuncture combined with good nutritional advice and adequate rest has been found to be highly effective and beneficial to many women in providing them with a good supply of quality breast milk.


MASTITIS

Acupuncture has proven to be very beneficial for the treatment of mastitis. This can result from either a blocked milk duct within the breast or from bacteria that enters the breast, often through a cracked nipple.  It is important that patients suffering from mastitis are also under the care of a doctor or midwife, as antibiotics are generally needed.