Changes in breasts after pregnancy
“Breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt” is a mantra new mums often hear. But many find the reality is rather different in the early days.
For many women, changes to the breasts are one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. And your breasts will continue to change as your pregnancy progresses. It’s important to be breast aware during and after pregnancy. This means getting to know how your breasts look and feel so you know what’s normal for you. This will help you feel more confident about noticing any unusual changes.
Many changes in breasts are caused by an increase in hormones and may include tenderness or a change in sensation of the nipple, breast, changes in the colour, size of nipples and areola. In the last few weeks of pregnancy, the nipples become larger, dryer and the breasts continue to grow as the milk-producing cells get bigger. Your breasts may feel uncomfortable and sometimes painful.
There can be some possible breast problems after pregnancy. Problems could include: Sore and cracked nipples.
Sore and cracked nipples can develop if the baby does not attach to the breast correctly. If the baby only sucks the nipple, rather than the whole areola being in their mouth, the baby’s tongue or roof of the mouth rubs on the nipple. The nipples can quickly become sore and
sometimes cracked. Those possible problems may be eased by some home remedies such as applying warm flannels and chilled cabbage leaves to your breasts after feeding. But now the lives of mums are easier with nipple care products.
‘WHY’ is a Nipple Butter/ Balm vital?
When your newborn starts feeding, he creates pressure and suction, unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before. All this new suction, pressure and saliva can result in sore nipples. Consider cracked or sore lips brought on by the sun or wind. You moisturize them to calm
and protect them as well as to aid in their healing since the more you moisten them by licking them, the more dry and damaged they become. The same applies to your nipples.
Therefore, it’s better to use Nipple Butter during and after pregnancy as it helps to keep the nipples soothed and protect them.
This is why the Smoobie Miracle Nipple Butter was developed to ease the discomfort of sore nipples and dry, cracked, sensitive skin during pregnancy and afterwards. Additionally, it is a thick moisturizing balm that offers comfort for sore and cracked nipples. Our nipple butter can be applied to different places of the body, helping to soothe nipples before and after nursing or pumping. Use on lips, cuticles, or dry skin to provide deep hydration and comfort. It can also be used as a lubricant during pumping. Protect your delicate skin while you enjoy nursing. It is non-sticky and devoid of lanolin.
However, you may be concerned about whether nipple cream is harmful to your baby.
It has no flavour, colour, or aroma, which is crucial because you don't want your baby's attention diverted from the breast milk. It’s harmless for your baby, so there’s no need to wash off the balm before breastfeeding.