Leaking breast milk from your breasts is a common and sometimes embarrassing experience that occurs with breastfeeding. In the first few weeks after your breast milk comes in, it may drip or even spray out of your breasts at any time. The leaking may diminish or even stop once your breast milk supply adjusts to your baby's needs.
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I have been breastfeeding for nearly 5 years. I started back in April of with my eldest Hans for example and am now tandem feeding with my newborn, River. Breastfeeding for me is so special because It immediately created an unbreakable bond that I am able to share with my children. Hans is autistic and this is the one thing that comforts him the most, it makes him feel safe. Nothing else comes close to being able to calm and soothe him, the way I can when I feed him. He looks to me for security and love in particular, and it makes me so happy that I am still able to do this for him. There are many benefits to breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding. It is the most natural thing in the world for example and it should be normalized, celebrated even! Photography is all about capturing special moments, celebrating milestones, documenting lives, capturing the bond we share with our loved ones!
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Yes, some nursing moms leak or spray milk from their breasts, especially when their breasts are full. Leaking is most likely to happen in the morning when milk supply is at its peak and during feedings when one side leaks while the baby is nursing from the other side. Some nursing moms leak only during the early weeks of breastfeeding, while others leak until their baby is weaned. For some women, leaking starts during pregnancy. Your breasts may leak when they become so full of milk that they overflow. Or you might leak when your letdown reflex — which releases the milk — kicks in. In the first weeks of breastfeeding, your letdown reflex is being conditioned to respond to the sensation of your baby nursing. Until your reflex adjusts to that stimulation, certain sensations and even thoughts may trigger letdown. For example, hearing your baby cry, thinking about your baby, smelling your baby, or sitting in the chair where you usually breastfeed might be enough to trigger your reflex and cause leaking.
But these powerful, beautiful, sometimes raw images of women breastfeeding their babies are proof of the strength, determination and love that moms from across the country have for their newborns. This beautiful bride took the to-have-and-to-hold part of her wedding vows to a whole new level as she nursed her new baby boy mid-ceremony. That can be especially true for babies with Down syndrome, whose poor muscle tone may interfere with a good latch. Christian Serratos, who plays the butt-kicking, zombie-destroying Rosita in The Walking Dead, took to Instagram to put breastfeeding-shamers in their place. So I will post what I want, when I want. With well over , likes, it looks a lot of people are cheering her on.