Breast changes after childbirthBBreast changes after childbirthBreast changes after childbirthEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC Debbie Stone, RN, RLCJoyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC10.000000000000056.0000000000000343.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the changes your breasts will go through after childbirth. They will grow larger and fill with a fluid called colostrum a few days after birth.</p><p>Your breasts, which began enlarging during pregnancy, are filled with a special clear fluid called colostrum for the first few days after childbirth. Colostrum contains more minerals and protein that regular breast milk, but less sugar and fat. Colostrum also contains antibodies that offer protection for your newborn baby against certain diseases. Your newborn baby needs colostrum in the first few days of life. Gradually over the next few days, colostrum is replaced by mature breast milk.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Breast engorgement is when you breasts become enlarged, firm and uncomfortable when you milk comes in.</li> <li>If your baby takes some time to learn to latch properly, your nipples may become sensitive.</li> <li>Try to persevere with breastfeeding if you can, because breast milk is the ideal food for your newborn baby providing them with antibodies to fight infectious disease.</li></ul>
Changements qui touchent les seins après la naissanceCChangements qui touchent les seins après la naissanceBreast changes after childbirthFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC Debbie Stone, RN, RLCJoyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC10.000000000000056.0000000000000343.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur les changements qui se produiront dans vos seins après la naissance. Ils grossiront et se rempliront d'un liquide nommé « colostrum » quelques jours après la naissance.</p><p>Quelques jours après la naissance, vos seins, qui ont commencé à grossir durant la grossesse, se remplissent d'un liquide clair et spécial nommé « colostrum ». Le colostrum contient plus de minéraux et de protéines que le lait maternel habituel, mais moins de sucre et de gras. Le colostrum contient également des anticorps qui protègent votre nouveau-né contre certaines maladies. Votre nouveau-né a besoin du colostrum pendant les premières journées de sa vie. Graduellement, au cours des prochaines journées, le colostrum est remplacé par un lait maternel mature.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>On parle d’engorgement des seins lorsque vos seins s’élargissent en plus de s’affermir et d’être inconfortables lorsque vous avez une montée de lait.</li> <li>Si votre bébé tarde à apprendre comment téter de manière adéquate, vos mamelons pourraient devenir sensibles.</li> <li>Essayez de persévérer avec l’allaitement, si vous êtes capable, car le lait maternel est l’aliment idéal pour les nouveau-nés, leur fournissant les anticorps nécessaires pour combattre les maladies infectieuses.</li></ul>

 

 

Breast changes after childbirth416.000000000000Breast changes after childbirthBreast changes after childbirthBEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemNAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00ZNicolette Caccia, MEd, MD, FRCSCRory Windrim, MB, MSc, FRCSC Debbie Stone, RN, RLCJoyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC10.000000000000056.0000000000000343.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the changes your breasts will go through after childbirth. They will grow larger and fill with a fluid called colostrum a few days after birth.</p><p>Your breasts, which began enlarging during pregnancy, are filled with a special clear fluid called colostrum for the first few days after childbirth. Colostrum contains more minerals and protein that regular breast milk, but less sugar and fat. Colostrum also contains antibodies that offer protection for your newborn baby against certain diseases. Your newborn baby needs colostrum in the first few days of life. Gradually over the next few days, colostrum is replaced by mature breast milk.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Breast engorgement is when you breasts become enlarged, firm and uncomfortable when you milk comes in.</li> <li>If your baby takes some time to learn to latch properly, your nipples may become sensitive.</li> <li>Try to persevere with breastfeeding if you can, because breast milk is the ideal food for your newborn baby providing them with antibodies to fight infectious disease.</li></ul><h3>Breast engorgement</h3><p>When your milk comes in on day three or four after birth, your breasts may become enlarged, firm, and uncomfortable. This is called breast engorgement, and it may be accompanied by fever for a short time. If your breasts become engorged, wear a well-fitted maternity bra for support. If your milk is flowing, take warm, not hot, showers. Gently massage your breasts while in the shower to increase circulation and open the milk ducts. Use warm compresses before breastfeeding and express your breast milk after nursing, to completely empty your breasts. Try using cold compresses on your breasts between feedings in order to reduce your milk supply and provide relief. </p><h3>Sore nipples</h3><p>If your baby takes some time to learn to latch properly, your nipples may become sensitive. Here are a few things you can do: </p><ul><li>Expose your nipples to the air after nursing until they become dry. </li><li>Protect your nipples from rubbing on your clothes by using breast shells. </li><li>Vary your nursing position to put your baby's mouth pressure on a different area of the breast each time. </li><li>Try to relax before and during feedings. </li><li>Apply gentle downward pressure to your baby's chin to open the mouth wider if you are having discomfort. </li><li>Take your baby off and re-latch if the discomfort doesn't go away after another minute or two. </li><li>Avoiding using soap on your nipples as this will cause them to become dry. </li><li>If your nipples are sore or develop a crack that bleeds, ask your health-care provider for help. </li></ul><p>The pain should only last a few days, but if it persists or if the nipples develop cracks that bleed, ask your health-care provider for help. </p><p>Try to persevere with breastfeeding, because breast milk is the ideal food for your newborn baby. Breast milk is a combination of fat, protein, carbohydrates, sugar, minerals, and almost all the vitamins a newborn baby needs. Breast milk also contains antibodies that can help your newborn baby fight certain infectious diseases. This is important because your newborn baby’s immune system is immature at first, and is not able to fight disease very efficiently on its own. </p><p>For more information, see "<a href="/Article?contentid=440&language=English">Breastfeeding</a>."</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/breast_changes_after_childbirth.jpgBreast changes after childbirth

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