Breast Massage Why Breast Massage Increases Milk Supply
Massaging your breasts will clear the milk ducts and get the milk
flowing more freely, which will help empty the breasts and therefore
trigger a higher milk production.
Breast massage is not just for those moms wanting to increase their milk
supply.It is also an important area of breast health that is neglected
due to the image that society has created about “touching yourself”. Your
breasts do not get exercise or stimulation and as a result, you will
have a fluid build up which can lead to breast problems.
Benefits of this Type of Massage
- An increase in blood circulation within the breast.
- You can decrease the symptoms of menstrual cramps.
- Help with pain from surgery.
- Reduce discomfort during pregnancy.
- Improve your skin tone.
- Increase breast milk production.
- It can help for
relief of engorgement.
- Unblock plugged milk glands.
- Massage breasts for relaxation.
- Toning of the muscles in your breasts.
- Breast firmness and increasing its overall attractiveness.
- Helps for drainage during breastfeeding.
- Breast cancer prevention.
- Lymphatic drainage is improved, which can actually prevent cancer by removing unwanted toxins.
- Breast self-examination: Self exam improves awareness of any breast lumps or bumps.
- Decreased appearance of scars and stretch marks.
breast enlargement and enhancement:
Some women massage to stimulate breast growth, resulting in a larger cup size.
Breast Massage Tips
- The best massage technique: first start pumping the lymph glands in your armpits. This lymphatic massage will get the blood and toxins flowing.
- Use a lotion while massaging - a natural lotion if you are breastfeeding. Coconut or olive oil is really good for this.
- Gentle rubbing and/or squeezing is enough to get the blood flowing. Do not press too hard or you could damage your glandular tissue. The rule of thumb is that it should not be painful.
- When you feel your breasts warming up, it’s a good sign that the blood flow in your breasts has increased.
- These massages should be done daily.
- You can massage your breasts every time you have a bath, and you can just use some soap for lubrication. This way you won't forget and you will be more relaxed during a massage. Other Helpful Resources
- Step by step pictures on how to massage breasts (self care).
- Hand expressing breast milk.
- Breast compression during breastfeeding.
Other useful pages on breastfeeding problems in connection with breast massaging:
- Baby massage.
- Your breasts after breastfeeding.
- Breast care guide while breastfeeding.
- Normal breasts. Leave a comment
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