Engorgement

Engorgement

Prolactin, the milk making hormone, is highest between 1am and 6am so it’s not uncommon to wake up feeling a bit engorged πŸŒ… 

Breast may feel heavy or hard and may be sore 😫

Baby may have a hard time latching. If the breast is engorged and hard, Baby may have a hard time getting that necessary one inch of breast tissue in their mouth for a proper latch. A small pump session or hand release can help. πŸ’¦ 

Important to release milk via pumping, hand expression, or hot shower to avoidplugged ducts πŸ₯›

Hindmilk vs Foremilk

Hindmilk vs Foremilk

Those First Few Weeks

Those First Few Weeks

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