New mums often find themselves on the receiving end of all kinds of advice – we separate truth from fiction
IF YOU HAVE SMALL BREASTS, YOU WON’T PRODUCE ENOUGH MILK TO FEED YOUR BABY.
The size of your breasts has no impact on your body’s ability to produce milk. Breast size is caused by the amount of fatty and fibrous tissue, and how much milk-producing glandular tissue there is. Also, breast-milk production is hormonally stimulated and increases with the baby’s feeding demands.
BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS SHOULD ALWAYS USE BOTH BREASTS AT EACH FEEDING.
Your breasts ‘know’ how much milk they need to make, depending on the baby’s feeding demands. In fact, published research on the range of what’s considered ‘normal’ when it comes to breast preference shows that 30 per cent of babies always take just one breast, 13 per cent take both breasts, and 57 per cent mix it up!*