If you’ve been a breastfeeding mother before you may be wondering, is breastfeeding easier the second time around? Although every situation is unique, you may find consolation in the fact that for most women the answer to this looming question is, yes.
Like most things in life, experience cultivates expertise and even if you don’t feel like an expert where breastfeeding is concerned, you will at least have familiarity with the process. Many women report having an easier time breastfeeding the second time around because they’ve already mastered the proper positioning for nursing through the football hold, cross over hold, and the cradle hold. Additionally, many women are less hesitant to reposition when there is a bad latch, and experience less worry about adequate milk consumption.
Science also suggests that a woman’s body may be better equipped to nurse subsequent children as the mammary glands remain in a state of preparedness. A study mentioned in a Science News online publication by Laura Sanders suggests that methyl groups lost after the first pregnancy allow breastmilk to come in sooner the second time around. Methyl groups are a composite of mammary gland DNA that serve as an impediment for milk producing proteins. Particular methyl groups that are removed by proteins during the first pregnancy are not replaced, therefore making milk production more expedient for subsequent births.
Another way to improve the ease of breastfeeding is through a breast pump.
Did you know that most insurance policies cover the cost of owning a double electric breast pump? This benefit may have been omitted from your insurance policy on a previous pregnancy, but is part of most insurance policy’s preventative benefits in 2015. If you wish to learn if your insurance policy offers coverage for breastfeeding equipment and supplies then click here to submit your information for specific benefit evaluation by the experts at Aeroflow Breastpumps.
Owning a double electric breast pump is proven to increase full-term breastfeeding compliance and longevity especially when separation occurs between mom and baby. Having the luxury of dual expression will significantly reduce your time spent pumping and reduces fatigue as other family members can participate in feeding your new baby while still providing the best nutrition possible, breastmilk.
Medical guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and in conjunction with solid foods thereafter for the duration of one year. Owning a double electric breast pump has never been more affordable so let the experts at Aeroflow Breastpumps help support you and your growing family. Submit your information today, and you’ll be one step closer to a smoother breastfeeding experience.