Breastfeeding is indeed best for babies, but it can also create considerable discomfort for moms as the breasts become engorge with milk. Furthermore, mothers with bigger bosoms tend to experience more difficulty. If you’re a plus size woman bent on breastfeeding your baby, here are ways to minimize pain as you feed your little one:
Support your breast during feeding time.
Forming a C shape with your free hand, put your fingers below the breast tissue while keeping your thumb on top of the breast for good support when latching. If you don’t support your breast, you may have sore nipples as the baby clamps harder so as not to lose it to gravity. Another alternative is to use a wash cloth or towel and place it under your chest wall for support.
Find a comfortable bra.
Your breast will likely further increase in size after you give birth so find a bra that can accommodate them comfortably. The best plus size bra have broad and stretchable bands and straps that won’t dig into the skin. It should also come with a zipped front for easier breastfeeding. You wouldn’t want to wear a tight bra like those with stiff underwire as it can result to blocked milk ducts and even affect your milk supply. Opt for one which is stretchy enough for sleeping and provides all-night support and utmost comfort.