I am sure you looking at the calendar and counting to your delivery due date. Your body is preparing yourself for the big event. Your breasts too are getting ready for the breast feeding. They become bigger. It is important to know that there is no relation between the size of the breasts and the quantum of the milk produced. There are certain techniques to increase breast milk production. Contrary to what you might have read or heard, you do not need to toughen up your nipples either. Your body naturally prepares your breasts and nipple for breastfeeding.
Women who have inverted or flat nipples tend to worry if it’s going to affect breastfeeding. If you are one of those, you can be rest assured that it will not be a problem. Babies are breastfed and not nipplefed. So as long as the entire nipple is inside the baby’s mouth and the baby latches on correctly, you will not have a problem.
Here are few tips to help the nature along and prepare yourselves for breast feeding.
Second, identify a peaceful place in your home in advance where you will feed your baby. The place should be comfortable, allows you backrest and gives you options to cross your legs or not.
Third, stock up these essentials in advance. You might be able to buy these essentials later but new mothers rarely find energy and time to do shopping after childbirth.
A quick list for your reference
Nursing bras : For super easy and comfortable feeding.
Camisoles and Stoles: For discreet feeding in public.
Nursing Gowns: An absolute wonder to feed the baby during the night. The opening at the breast allows quick and comfortable access while keeping your breasts comfortable.
Nursing Pillows: This amazing prop gives your belly, back and your baby amazing support and enables proper latching and feeding.
Breast Pads: They help you stay dry from leaks during pregnancy and breastfeeding. You can choose from disposable ones or washable ones that are leakproof.
Nipple balm: Get yourself a safe and natural preparation to help soothe and heal cracked,chapped and dry nipples
Happy morphing, Mama.