“The nature has designed the provision that infants fed upon their mother’s milk. They find their food and mother at the same time. Its complete nourishment for them both for their body and soul.” –Rabindranath Tagore
When you are pregnant, your body is preparing to breastfeed and your breast undergoes many changes throughout pregnancy. The various changes in hormones that take place during pregnancy influence the growth & development of your breast.
Means breast development which begins when we are born & continue through puberty and the process is completed during Pregnancy.
Breast changes begin after conception and the weight of the breast increases approximately 12 ounces during pregnancy.
The Breast consists of ducts, alveoli and fibro fatty connective tissue.
Mammogenesis : Preparation of Breast
Lactogenesis : Synthesis and secretion of milk by breast
Galactokinesis : Ejection of milk
Galactopoiesis : Maintenance of lactation
There are multiple positions to breastfeed the baby. Any position is acceptable.
The most important aspect of breast feeding is Proper sitting position with back support, as bad posture can aggravates backache.
The various positions for Breast Feeding are as follows:
Latching on is the creation of a tight seal around nipple and most of the areola through the baby’s mouth. Ideally baby’s lower lip should be covering more of aerola than the upper lip and nipple should not hurt after few mins. To make sure Your baby is positioned properly at the breast, check the following points: