During pregnancy and throughout breastfeeding, the breasts undergo a series of changes. The increase in the size of the breasts is one of the most obvious changes, but this brings with it the appearance of stretch marks, falling of the breasts or back pain. Also, the complications of breastfeeding s
During pregnancy and throughout breastfeeding, the breasts undergo a series of changes. The increase in the size of the breasts is one of the most obvious changes, but this brings with it the appearance of stretch marks, falling of the breasts or back pain. Also, the complications of breastfeeding such as mastitis or cracks in the nipple cause extra chest pain.
Caring for the breast during breastfeeding
From the moment the baby is born, the mother devotes all her attention to all the care the newborn needs, forgetting to a large extent to spend a small part of the day caring for herself. If during pregnancy you put all the remedies to prevent stretch marks in your chest and abdomen, now is not the time to leave. Some small rituals can help you take care of the breast throughout breastfeeding:
-Breastfeeding bras: to avoid sinus fall you can use an appropriate bra to breastfeed. Breastfeeding bras usually meet the proper requirements for breast care and the comfort of the mother to breastfeed the baby thanks to the removable parts in the breast area. If you do not want or can not afford a nursing bra, choose one adapted to your new contour, that does not oppress you, preferably of cotton, that does not have hoops and wide straps. It is convenient that you use it day and night.
-Creams for the chest: the breast must be well hydrated. Simply make a shower a day and do not overdo washing the breasts several times throughout the day to not resect them. For breast care and to prevent the appearance of stretch marks, apply a moisturizing cream daily. If you also have cracks or sore nipples, you can use lanolin creams only in the nipple area.
-Breastfeeding discs: c If you use protective discs, change them frequently because when they are moist they tend to soften and damage the skin of the nipple. -
Breast milk: it is the best protector for damaged nipples. If you have very sensitive nipples, especially at the beginning of breastfeeding or even you have cracks. Apply a little milk at the end of the shot and let it air dry, it is the best natural scar and it will help you to breastfeed during breastfeeding.-
Position of the baby:a correct position of the baby is the best help to take care of the breast during breastfeeding since it will avoid complications such as mastitis and cracks in the nipple. -Bat gymnastics
: there is a very simple exercise that you can practice after taking to care for your breasts during breastfeeding. Use a small ball, put it at chest height and squeeze it with both hands. You can do a few series after the shots to strengthen the chest muscles. You can also extend the arms and perform circular movements, in and out.If you acquire these simple habits to take care of your breast during breastfeeding, you will avoid that when this period ends there will be a sagging of the breasts and the dreaded stretch marks will have appeared.