Success comes with experience
Practice helps to solve all problems. Frequent feeding, even short-term, can help to avoid cracking of the nipples, engorgement, clogging of the ducts and mastitis, an infectious disease of the mammary glands. It also helps to increase the amount of milk as the baby grows, Walker said.
“If you limit the time of sucking, as some experts advise, this will not save your nipples from cracking,” Walker says. Most babies can suck one breast for up to 20 minutes. The child should be kept on one chest for as long as he wants, and then move on to another. Since the nipples are damaged due to improper posture during feeding and improper sucking technique, reducing the feeding time does not bring relief and can even worsen the situation. The amount of milk in the mother may decrease. ”
Breast milk contains chemicals called suppressor peptides, which regulate the amount of milk produced. If there is a lot of milk and breasts begin to coarsen, suppressor peptides slow down its production. If the breast is freed from milk during feeding or as a result of decantation, the peptides are not released. “The only thing that limits the amount of milk you produce is your baby’s appetite,” Walker notes. That's why a woman can feed twins and triplets. ”