OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Lactation
Nipple conditions are a common benign breast condition affecting many women. Some problems are related to lactation, and others are not.
A delay in the time when milk "comes in" sometimes occurs after the birth of a high-risk baby. Also, it is not unusual to experience a drop in the amount being pumped after several weeks.
Learning to breastfeed effectively is a process that may take days or weeks for premature and many other high-risk babies. But you and your baby can become a breastfeeding team if you are patient and persistent.
List of online resources to find additional information on high-risk newborns
List of online resources to find additional information on newborn care
List of online resources to find additional information on pregnancy and childbirth
Most mothers find they get more milk in less time when using a hospital-grade, electric breast pump with a double collection kit when providing milk for high-risk newborns.
Detailed information on mismanaged breastfeeding, including information on breastfeeding positions
Detailed information on breastfeeding and low breast milk production