If you have large breasts — whether they started out that way, or they got very big during pregnancy and the first few weeks postpartum — you may have some concerns about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding with large breasts can be more difficult for first-time moms. All of these concerns are normal. However, with a little help from the beginning, you can get over your worries and get breastfeeding off to a good start.
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Everybody needs a bosom for a pillow, but what happens if yours is more like a king-size bed? By Isabel Mohan. That first day in hospital, though, it felt impossible. If I could barely see my nipples, how on earth was my dozy 6lb baby going to find them? Articles about breastfeeding with big boobs are always obsessed with the rugby hold, where you sort of wrap your baby around the side of your body. After hours of trial and error, I found that the best position for us involved me lying almost completely flat, with Raphael positioned right on top of my boobs, which I think has something to do with gravity and nipple position. Brilliantly, it also meant that, even when he was tiny, I could doze through those nightfeeds knowing it was physically impossible for him to get squished.
Why do some newborn babies have large breasts? Should parents worry? I recently saw a new baby for their 2 week old check up. While all babies are different, there are many similarities among a newborn.
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and all of them work just fine for breastfeeding. The size of a woman's breasts, whether large or small, doesn't reflect their milk-making capacity, nor how easy breastfeeding is. Breasts are made up of fatty tissue, glandular tissue and connective tissue. The size of your breasts reflects how much fatty tissue there is.