my daughter is 10 days old and I just have a few questions for moms who have more experience at this!
1 - how long will my boobs seem engorged and leak? When do they start to feel more normal?
2 - for some reason I am having trouble positioning my daughter on one side, it just feels awkward and so her latch isn't very good on that side - what do you think is the easiest position to use?
3 - a few of my friends who have breastfed ended up going down a cup size or two once they stopped - is that what most women experience?
Answer by TXdanielly at 12:14 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
Answer by dedicatedrider at 12:15 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
Answer by tbear2008 at 1:23 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
Answer by tbear2008 at 1:27 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 4:00 AM on Jun. 4, 2009
1) by around 4 weeks, most women no longer feel engorged, but this is just your body regulating supply, it doesn't mean you have stopped producing milk see feeding patterns
2) there are lots of positions to hold baby in, breastfeeding positions shows the more common types. i found both my babies had a preference for one side, and there wasn't anything i could do about that.make sure you bring your baby to you-rather than your breast to the baby, because if you hunch over, you can ge back-ache.
3) mine stayed the same after baby #1 and after 10 months of feeidng #2, they seem to be holding up very well lol. it pregnancy that effects the breast, not breastfeeding.
Answer by katiemum at 6:15 AM on Jun. 4, 2009