Breastfeeding a new baby can be very uncomfortable for some. Just take a moment to think about it- a very tender area (your nipples) are all of a sudden getting constantly stimulated with yanking, pulling, and suckling! Sure, they will be sore and tender to the touch at first. However, it should never be painful. Pain is a sign that something is not quite right and should be checked out by a qualified lactation professional.
We see you, mama. You’re looking at that large cup of the other liquid gold - hot, steamy coffee. Or maybe it’s that group of people clinking their mimosa glasses as they refill from their bottomless pitcher. Either way, we see you - because we’re right next to you, watching with equal envy.
New parents are often concerned about many things, one of them being “is my baby getting enough to eat?” With breastfeeding, it can feel hard to tell since you cannot see how much your baby has eaten. Fortunately, there are a few other signs to tell if they’re receiving breast milk and if they’re getting enough to eat.
New mothers are usually wondering when their milk will “come in,” which is a valid concern. The great news? Your milk is always there! Breast milk merely begins to increase in volume with the growth and birth of your baby.
Your body is going through an amazing transformation while pregnant. Along with growing a little one, your body is preparing for the things that happen immediately after giving birth! Your breasts are just one of the things drastically changing in preparation for your baby.