Support your breast with your hand, by forming a C hold. With the palm
of your hand under your breast and your thumb on top. Make sure that
your fingers are not touching your areola.
Gently massage your breasts before and during breastfeeding, this will
ensure that all milk ducts are drained; this will minimize
breastfeeding lumps, which most larger breasted women struggle with.
When using a pump, make sure that the flanges fit properly. Most
pumps are not sold with a larger flange. Medela makes a PersonalFit
that comes with two special size flanges for larger breasts.
Does a Woman Nursing with Large Breasts Produce more Milk?
Not necessarily, irrespective of breast size, what really counts is the number of mammary glands present. Some women may have large breasts, but the breasts may contain more fat than breast tissue.
A large breasted woman has a large volume of breast tissue and will, therefore, have a large storage capacity. She would feed her baby a lot of milk at one time. Mothers with small breasts would need to nurse often, to keep up with the baby's needs.
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With perseverance and practice, there is no reason why a fuller breasted mom cannot breastfeed and enjoy it too. Just hang in there, it gets easier as a baby gets older and stronger.
Mommy with 38F
"I am a 20-year-old mommy with size 38F breasts. I was a size 38DD-DDD before I got pregnant and just got fitted and now wear an F.
I always had trouble breastfeeding my LO since she was born. She would have trouble staying latched on and getting smothered. She was 8.3 when she was born and when she left the hospital she was 7.15. Two days later I went to her Pedi, and she was down to 7.9, so I knew I had to do something. I went to the hospital to a lactation counselor - they couldn't figure out how to fix the issue. But that didn't stop me from giving her my precious milk. So I bought an electric pump and put the milk into a bottle, and two days after her appointment she was up to 8.6 and I have been pumping ever since then.
I still offer my breasts every day, but she just gets smothered and pulls away - I am hoping that when she gets older, it will be easier for her to feed on the breast. She is now 3 months old, and I am still going strong pumping.
She drinks 4 oz of breast milk every 2 hours during the day, and at night she goes 4-6 hours. She weighed 14.2 at her two-month checkup; this was my story thanks for reading :)
You are giving your little one your precious milk, so every breast is beautiful, big or small."