Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Breastfeeding with Small Breasts

By Julie

Women with small breasts may worry about their size when they decide to breastfeed their baby. Is their breast size going to hinder feeding their new baby? It’s important to know that size has nothing to do with how much milk you produce for your baby. Breast milk lies in breast tissue which is the same in small or large breasted women.

Good nutrition is the biggest factor in how much milk you produce. Eat well while nursing with lots of healthy extra calories. Nurse often and nurse in a stress free environment. Doing these things will help you produce adequate amounts of milk for your baby, regardless of the size of your breasts.

If you are still worried that you are not producing enough milk look for these signs:

  • Baby is nursing 8 times in 24 hours,
  • Baby produces at least 3 bowel movements and three wet diapers per day.
  • Baby is gaining weight.

It is important to invest in a great nursing bra while breastfeeding. Most nursing bras clip at the top of each breast instead of the back which makes opening your bra easier when nursing.

Other bras wrap around the breasts and open in the front for ease of nursing. These are great for sleeping in. The easier the better at 3AM!

1 comment:

Leigh Griffin said...

Many women worry that if they nurse, their breasts will sag and become unattractive. The truth is that life itself takes a toll on our breasts.


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