The let-down reflex
How your body responds to your baby’s suckling:
Infant suckling stimulates the nerve endings in the nipple and areola, which signal the pituitary gland in the brain to release two hormones, prolactin and oxytocin.
How Your Breast Responds to Your Baby’s Suckling:
Prolactin causes your … [Read More...]
A few common myths and questions:
Will there be time for my husband and I to be alone together? Absolutely! Remember that that there are two of you and one of your baby. You can put your minds together and find the time and place to be with your partner. You may find that you need to consider being more open … [Read More...]
When breastfeeding after pregnancy you will feel some uterine contractions when your baby begins to nurse. These contractions are also called after-pains. With nipple stimulation, your uterus regains its tone and expels excess blood, so you may also feel a simultaneous gush of blood on your sanitary pad. These … [Read More...]