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Breastfeeding: Does size of breast matter?

The one week long event of World Breastfeeding was observed on August 1st-7th to promote awareness of the unique needs of breastfeeding mothers worldwide.

With the theme “Let’s Make Breastfeeding and Work, Work!  the campaign focused on promoting practices that can help support workplace related breastfeeding in different countries.

Breastfeeding is very important in ensuring proper growth and development of the bab since it contains antibodies that help protect new born babies from infections and illnesses; creating a strong immune system from an early age.

This bring us to the subject matter: Breast Size, Does It Matter @ Breastfeeding?

Breast milk’s unique composition promotes healthy growth and metabolism irrespective of whether the breast is big or small.

But the question has often been asked whether the size of a woman’s boobs can affect the quantity of milk she produces.

The answer is absolutely capital letter NO! The same way ladies have different body shape and size, that is the way the breasts do: it could be large/small/round/oval/wide/narrow/symmetrical/full/uneven or droopy, all of these types Boobs are normal.

It’s normal for breasts to grow larger during pregnancy and breastfeeding, size is irrelevant when it comes to how much milk can be produced.

Boobs size is really, based upon the amount of fatty tissues that are contained within them and small sized boobs ladies, naturally have less fatty tissues than those with larger boobs.

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Note that these fatty tissues are not responsible for the production of breast milk; instead, it is the breast glandular tissue that actually makes the milk.

Therefore, women with different boobs sizes are fully capable of making a healthy supply of breast milk for their newborn.

A small-sized breast mother can have as much milk supply as a big-sized breast mum; The amount of milk usually produced has to do with how often your baby feeds.

This is because the more your baby feeds, the more likely you will naturally produce the breast milk.

Having a low amount of milk is one of the concerns that makes new mums to quit breastfeeding before they’re ready thinking size is responsible.

Although women with small breasts tend to worry that they may not be able to make enough milk for their baby, but as long as the small size breast is not related to hypoplastic breasts, it should not matter.

It’s true you may have to breastfeed more often due to the amount of breast milk that your smaller breasts can hold, you can still successfully produce enough milk for your child.

Breastfeeding with large breasts can be a bit awkward the first time, but there’s really no issue breastfeeding your baby; find a comfortable position, especially if your baby is having trouble latching on.

Some mums also worry that their large breasts will block the baby’s nose, but this is not a cause for concern because if your baby’s nose gets blocked while nursing, they will open their mouth and let go of the breast, so they can breathe.

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You can always use your finger to press down on your breast near your baby’s nose, but be sure not to break the latch.

In terms of nipple size and shape, this differs from one woman to another; some are flat/round/pointy/large or are small. Regardless of the shape and size, a lady’s nipple size and shape should not prevent them from breastfeeding.

However, the ones with flat nipples, inverted nipples, or very large nipples may have trouble getting their baby to latch on at first, but this can easily be resolved with the help of a lactation consultant.

Source: Vanguard

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