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...]
Learning to breastfeed may be easy for some women, while more difficult for others.
Most mothers worry at some point that they do not have enough milk. A delay in the time when milk "comes in" sometimes occurs in mothers dealing with certain health conditions.Infrequent or insufficient breastfeeding (milk removal) … [Read More...]
You and your child will know when it is time to wean from the breast. Here are ten circumstances that may not necessarily be a good reason to wean:
A breastfeeding problem you haven't solved. A mother in the midst of a breastfeeding crisis can genuinely feel as if the situation is hopeless. If you have yet to … [Read More...]