Preparation for pregnancy – are your nipples ready to breastfeed?

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

And believe me feeding is wonderful but hard process. But if you manage the reword will come. I was feedign Edie for 15 months and Carlito is starting his 2nd month already 🙂

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Young always smiling mom of 2 boys . Finished her master degree at the Economical University in Brno (Czech Republic) country in the heart of Europe. Heading new life stage with a brand new role in my future life career. I have been working for student NGO AIESEC, playing accordion for 11 years, swimming as a competitive mono flip swimmer, singing in a teenage choir and joining different hobbies when any opportunity appeared. I love traveling and exploring new countries so that's why I have been studying abroad (Finland, Thailand), working abroad (Estonia) and daddy of my kids is from Venezuela :). I am a passionate dancer too. Now working for various projects, passionate about a vegan diet.

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3 comments on “Preparation for pregnancy – are your nipples ready to breastfeed?
  1. Pavča says:

    Zlati, máš s těmi formovači zkušenost? Já mám totiž přesně tento problém a při prvním těhu jsem netušila, že to mám řešit a pak to byl i jeden z problémů při kojení a asi i kvůli tomu (ale nejen) jsem skončila brzo s kojením. Skutečně to pomáhá, když to nosíš? A stačí na noc, nebo je potřeba je nosit i přes den (což si mimochodem neumím moc představit ;-)?
    P.

    • zlatavaskova says:

      Ahoj Pavli, ja sama mam bradavky jak eifelovky 🙂 takze jsem to nepotrebovala a Edie mi pomohl je protahnout do delsky nosu Pinoccia, takze carlik uz ma jednoduchou praci 🙂 ale kamosk aje nosila a vim, ze ji to hodne pomohlo. Ze zacatku jen na par hodin a pred koncem porodu jiz i cely den.
      Divala jsem se, ze existuji ruzne druhy a podle diskusi to vetsinou maminky na tech par mesici preziji, nez aby pak trpeli s kojenim jak se mimo narodi.
      Urcite v tomoto pripade bych ja osobne zasla za laktacni poradkyni, ony jsou tu od toho a take maji vetsi zkusenosti s ruznymi znackami, s ruznymi diagnozami. Ja si v tomhle netroufam vubec radit, protoze nemam osobni zkusenost.
      Jen jsem chtela toto tema napischnout, aby nastavajici maminky, ktere vubec netusi ze nejaky takovy problem muze nastat, se radeji optali a prychystali dopradu. Protoze nevedomost je sladka az do doby, kdy clovek zacne zapasit s kojenim. Pak si rika………..kdybych to tak vedela predtim.

      Ale diky za zpetnou vazbu a urcite v Brne, znam par lakatcnich poradkyn, ale v Praze ne, takze pokud bys cekala dalsi mimco, pak ti klidne pomohu hledat.

      Pusu a hodne sil

      Zlatka

      • Pavča says:

        ahoj Zlati, díky za zprávu. Určitě je dobré o tom vědět, právěže gynekologové se tomu většinou vůbec nevěnují. Já jsem to při Šimonkovi taky pořádně nevěděla. Nosila jsem je chvíli v porodnici, ale to už bylo pozdě a hlavně jak se začalo dělat mlíko, tak je to dost nepříjemný na nošení, protože to mlíko z toho teče! Byla jsem celá olepená. Mám ty od Medely doma takže pro příště v pohodě, začnu brzo.
        Co se týká laktačních poradkyň, tak s tím si nedělej starosti 😉 Měla jsem po porodu jednu doma a umím si je kdyžtak najít.
        Jak se máte? Jak zvládáš dvě děti? Koukala jsem, že jsi měla už i business trip, tak to asi v pohodě 🙂 I když ty jsi šílenec 🙂 (to je obdiv!)
        Pozdravuj všechny kluky a mějte se krásně!
        P.

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