When you start breastfeeding, first you produce colostrum in a small amount, which gradually increases in the first few days. After about two to four days, production increases significantly. This phenomenon is called the “arrival” of milk.
One of the signs that milk is beginning to arrive is a change in the breast – it is filling and becoming harder. This is due not only to an increase in the amount of milk, but also to an increased flow of blood and additional lymphatic fluid to the tissues of the breast.
If the child eats well and often, then in most mothers this feeling of heaviness disappears over time Continue reading
When you expect several babies, you need to think a lot, first of all – feeding. Breastfeeding twins or even triplets is a very difficult task. But be sure: this is possible, and the result will prove itself doubly.
Like any nursing mother, you need to understand the basic principles of breastfeeding: how milk production depends on consumption, how to find the right posture and help babies catch their breasts.
Additional difficulties in breastfeeding several babies are associated with time (more precisely, its absence), maintenance of the mother’s physical strength and the search for the optimal feeding schedule. Solving these problems will be easier with someone else’s support. Continue reading
Breastfeeding is a serious burden for the baby. This process involves 40 muscles in the lips, tongue, jaw and cheeks, as well as six cranial nerves1 to coordinate sucking, swallowing and breathing.
If the baby has congenital disorders or diseases that affect the functioning of these muscles or nerves, he may not be physically fit for breastfeeding or may not receive enough milk during feeding. But this does not mean that your baby should be deprived of extremely healthy breast milk. Moreover, the protective properties of milk and the beneficial substances in its composition are even more necessary for children with special needs. Continue reading