It is normal for your breasts to become larger and feel heavy, warmer and uncomfortable when your milk increases in quantity (“comes in”) 2-6 days after birth. This rarely lasts more than 24 hours. With normal fullness, the breast and areola (the darker area around the nipple) remain soft and elastic, milk flow is normal and latch-on is not affected.
For most mothers the easiest and most efficient way to feed your baby breastmilk is usually at the breast, but there may be occasions when this is not possible and you need to express your milk. Expressing, storing and feeding expressed breastmilk can be a totally new skill to learn so here are the basic tips you will need.
Pullovers for first-timers: Or, an introduction to sweater construction
This extraordinary sport-weight yarn is made of 60% merino, 20% alpaca and 20% yak. The smooth texture will make your stitch-work stand out, while the natural fibres will keep you as warm as toast. The palette of understated, contemporary shades will complement any wardrobe.
Amano Ayni is made in Peru from an exquisite blend of baby alpaca and Mulberry silk. This sport weight yarn knits up on 3.5mm needles and would make unforgettable shawls or light sweaters with lovely drape. Available in a choice of stunning colours inspired by the Andean markets.