10 Things New Moms Don’t Know About Breastfeeding
Surprising facts for nursing newbies.
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At first, they’ll become engorged, making you one to two (!) sizes bigger than usual. Then, when your baby eats from one side, that breast will look smaller and the other will still look gigantic. And between feeds, your breasts may even leak milk if you hear another baby’s cry.
“The first few weeks are awkward and clumsy,” says Laurie Beck, R.N., I.B.C.L.C., president of the Morrisville, N.C.-based U.S. Lactation Consultant Association. “You are learning. Your baby is learning. See some humor in it—it’s messy, it’s leaky, but it gets the job done.”