SHRINKS YOUR UTERUS
All women experience mild contractions after giving birth to their baby, and the majority are likely to experience stronger contractions for the first few weeks while they’re breastfeeding. This is because the act of breastfeeding encourages the release of oxytocin, a hormone that helps your uterus to contract. “This can be a dull ache but some women do experience some pain,” says Barb. The good news is the more painful the contractions, the faster your uterus returns to its normal size and position, which will help you on the journey back to your pre-pregnancy body.