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...]
You may have heard that during your pregnancy you need to prepare your nipples for breastfeeding. Some suggestions for nipple preparation are to rub your nipples with a towel or to continually try to express breast milk before your child is even born. The idea of nipple preparation during pregnancy can be added to a … [Read More...]
It is one of the most emotionally charged moments you will have as a new mother when you and your newborn have the first feeding.
Breastfeeding is a continuation of that intimate relationship you shared with your child when they were in your womb. If your birth was straightforward and little or no drugs were … [Read More...]