It’s often spoken of as the most natural thing in the world for new mums, but those first days of breastfeeding can be filled with awkwardness, uncertainty and worries about “doing it right”.
Here’s some of the things new mums might be thinking, as they attach baby to boob – and hope for the best!
3. Is anything even happening/coming out?!
When you first start breastfeeding, you may not feel anything much happening, apart from your baby busily learning to feed. This is because the fledgling milk, colostrum, isn’t as plentiful as the breast milk that follows it.
Once your milk “comes in” you will definitely feel the sensation of milk “letting down” and flowing, but prior to this, things are a little less sensational.