Breastfeeding can be an incredible experience, but there are some challenges that women with larger breasts may experience that can make breastfeeding seem less incredible and more, well, like a horrific pain in the you-know-what. Sadly, one of those challenges involves the ability to deal with all the creepy things people say to breastfeeding moms with big boobs. I mean, breastfeeding can be difficult enough so why, oh why, do breastfeeding mothers need to be bombarded by disgusting, unsolicited comments? Don't answer that. I already know. It rhymes with hate-riarchy.
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Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and all of them work just fine for breastfeeding. The size of a woman's breasts, whether large or small, doesn't reflect their milk-making capacity, nor how easy breastfeeding is. Breasts are made up of fatty tissue, glandular tissue and connective tissue. The size of your breasts reflects how much fatty tissue there is.
We asked mothers across the country to share their experiences of breastfeeding with large breasts. Zena : I have to support my breast sometimes when feeding or roll up a muslin and stuff it underneath. Lying semi-reclined in a biological nurturing position with the baby in the crook of my arm seems to work too.
While breastfeeding presents challenges no matter who you are, breastfeeding with big breasts is another ball of wax entirely. For starters, your already large boobs get larger. Then you've got to find a nursing position where both you and baby are comfortable for long stretches of time. Luckily lactation consultants have found solutions to these challenges and more that plague large-chested moms.