Products to Make Special Circumstances Easy


There are some special breastfeeding circumstances which could require added patience and special breastfeeding assistance products. Mothers of adopted babies fall into this category. With instruction and patience, everybody could possibly breastfeed. The key point to remember is the fact that in most of the following cases, breastfeeding is possible.

Premature/Sick Infants

In case your baby is unable to breastfeed immediately after birth because of physical problems or illness, you must express your milk to initiate and maintain an excellent milk supply until your infant has the capacity to breastfeed. Your expressed milk can be stored and fed to your baby by gavage feeding, cup or finger feeding, or bottle.

Low Weight Gain Infants

Occasionally, breastfeeding babies don’t put on weight at a satisfactory rate. In these instances, you will need to have your baby evaluated with a physician along with a lactation consultant to find the reason behind the lower extra weight. If supplemental feedings are required, Medela offers special feeding products made to supplement your baby’s diet without causing nipple confusion or preference related to bottle feedings. (See one such product here)

Products to Make Special Circumstances Easy

Cleft Lip/Palate

Although your cleft-palate baby will have difficulty sucking effectively, it can be feasible for you to breastfeed. You will probably pump your breasts after each feeding to keep up your milk supply and to supplement newborn diet. Feedings, regardless of whether they may be breast or bottle, will take longer than normal; but it’s important never to get discouraged. Medela’s special feeding products, designed only for these cases, can help. (See it here)


Your amazing capability to react to regulations of supply and demand allows you to breastfeed twins successfully. You will want to be comfy breastfeeding them separately, so each one has private time along with you. You will have many times, however, when it will be easier to nurse them simultaneously. Many mothers of twins report that breastfeeding is, in fact, easier than bottle feeding!

In most of the special cases, it is important to have routine checkups together with your baby’s doctor to guarantee the infant’s normal, healthy growth. Additionally, it is advisable to do business with a lactation consultant or La Leche League leader who is conditioned to handle special breastfeeding challenges does not provide medical advice! It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the Breastfeeding And You Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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