Does breastfeeding get easier?

September 9, 2016

The World Health Organisation recommends exclusively breastfeeding your baby to encourage healthy development, however it can be tricky to get to grips with it if you're new to motherhood. Add in a lack of sleep, uncomfortable stitches and back pain and you realise that it's no wonder that many women throw in the towel.

Breastfeeding is definitely a skill but the upside is that a skill can be improved with lots of practise.

It's not unusual for many women to complain of discomfort and pain around the nipple area during those first few days as baby learns to latch on and feed. The good news is that in the majority of cases breastfeeding does become easier. It shouldn't be painful if baby has latched on properly and you're sitting in a position that supports your back. However, up until that point you can use a nipple cream to soothe away any soreness, moisturise cracks and prevent infection.

Mama's Calming Nipple Balm is 100% vegan and free from animal products, like lanolin, that are found in other nipple creams. Use it as often as required to protect the nipples and instantly relieve discomfort.

Breastmilk facts:

Breastmilk is super-convenient because it's readily available, always at room temperature and is produced in line with your child's demands. In fact the make-up and texture of breastmilk changes during a feed, going from a thinner 'foremilk', which quenches baby's thirst, to a richer and fattier 'hindmilk'. 

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