Breastfeeding – how to make your nipples ready
I know that it such a topic, soooo special for the future mothers. And for those who already have babies and are happily feeding, this information I am going to talk about will be just to spread the word about this.
Based on my personal experiences I would love to boost a bit more avarenes about preparation of nipples for the breastfeeding process. Breastfeeding is natural to all mammals but I feel that all the animals has much more preparation with it or their sense of instinct for feeding is better than ours. In case of human beings it is sometimes whole science about it and there is nothing being taught before and nothing comes by itself easily.
There are usually three main types of nipples, according to the picture
My concern now is how to avoid pain and fight with babies and usage of special cups “kloboucky” for nipples while feeding your baby if it is not necessary. Babies does not like it much, at least what I have seen and for every mum is also more difficult whole process of feeding with them.
So my only advice is: while being pregnant, please let your gynecologist and also lactation specialist check your nipples if they are well formed for the future feeding or if you should use special kind of cups “formovaci kloboucky” which will make the shape of your nipples suitable for feeding. You will then avoid troubles after giving birth and you can then focus more only on techniques of feeding.
Please check equipment from company MEDELA and also this article about flat or in bodied nipples.
I found also another interesting article more from surgery point of view, I even did not know that as last possibility surgery can help. Please read more here too
Another article is also very useful, it is 10 tips how to make feeding easier, so just get inspired, nothing more.
Whole the articles are in czech, but there is such a great tool as translate.google.com so in nowadays does not matter in which language we are searching 🙂
I wish you keep reading and keep feeding easily.
And please other mums which are reading this blog, can you add here your own experience? Did you need help with feeding, did you face some struggles while starting to feed? Share with us and help our friends to get ready. Thanks