Nipple hypersensitivity : Some mothers-to-be experience breast tenderness throughout their pregnancy leading up to delivery, but for most, this resolves after the first trimester.
Breast growth : The breasts can grow rapidly in the first few weeks or gradually become larger. Overall, the breast volume increases by about 150%. If the breasts grow very quickly, stretch marks with itching will form. A mild moisturizer may help relieve itching.
Enlargement of the areola : The nipples become larger and darker. Small bumps and pimples (Montgomery glands) appear.
Milk production : Milk production begins as early as the second trimester of pregnancy. Pre-milk (colostrum) can flow out of the nipples even before birth
Milk shot : Due to the sinking pregnancy hormones, the milk-forming hormones can start their work. About 2 – 4 days after the birth – in the case of caesarean section and traumatic delivery also 5 – 7 days – the so-called milk comes in. The breasts may feel uncomfortable or even painful during this time. This is common but usually subsides after a few days. During this time you should continue to breastfeed. If problems persist, women should consult a lactation consultant or midwife.
Reduction of Breast volume : For the first three months of breastfeeding, the breasts will likely feel quite full before breastfeeding. After six months of breastfeeding, the breast volume decreases. By the time the baby is 15 months old, your breasts will be back to their pre-pregnancy size.
Pregnancy Breast sagging (ptosis): With weaning, the breast changes caused by lactation recede. Pregnancy leads to structural changes in the breasts with loss of fatty tissue. The breasts no longer look so firm and taut. The best way to prevent the breast from sagging is
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