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Each time a baby feeds, a mother's breast makes more milk. The baby's sucking triggers a chemical reaction in the brain to make more milk, and then the milk glands respond by making more milk. The more often the baby takes milk, the more milk a mother will produce.
A release of milk is often referred to as a let down. Let down takes a minute or two to happen fully and a mother may feel a tingling sensation in the breasts.
Inside of a woman's breast are milk glands, where milk is made. When a baby begins to suck, the milk is squeezed into the milk ducts where it goes out through the nipple openings.
If a mother or baby is exposed to a virus, the milk will then contain special antibodies to help protect the baby. Nothing is more perfect for a baby than his mother's milk.
A mother's milk changes to fit her baby's needs. If a baby is born early, mom's milk has the extra nutrition the baby needs to catch up.
Over the first few days of the baby's life, the colostrum will turn into mature milk, which is thinner and more plentiful.
When the baby is born a mother's body will already be producing a thick, nutritious form of milk called colostrum.
A mother's body first begins to make milk during pregnancy.
Breastfeeding is a natural process that first starts during pregnancy.
A mother is the only one who can breastfeed her baby. Breastmilk is what a baby needs most to grow healthy and strong.
Dads will also see how they can become involved in the breastfeeding process and bond with their baby in other ways.
Breastfeeding feels good, makes night feedings easy, and helps the mother lose her pregnancy weight faster.
This video will teach the teen mother all she needs to know about breastfeeding.
After some time and practice a new mother will be able to feed her baby anywhere, anytime with confidence and ease.
It may take a couple of weeks for a new mother to get the basics of breastfeeding.
Teen mothers who choose to breastfeed give their babies the healthiest start in life. This video demonstrates the most recent breastfeeding recommendations and answers teen parents' most common questions about breastfeeding.