4 months old boy | 2 years ago
Is it true that small-breasted mums produce less breastmilk?
2 years ago
No. Your breast size doesn't affect how much milk you produce. The size of your breasts is mostly determined by how much fatty tissue they contain. But this tissue doesn't have anything to do with the quantity or quality of your breastmilk. To make and store breastmilk you need glandular tissue. This is laid down while you are pregnant. Whatever size your breasts are when your baby is born, you'll have enough glandular tissue to breastfeed her. It's natural if you're a new mum to worry about whether you're producing enough milk. Rest assured that the more your baby feeds, the more milk you'll produce, so she won't go hungry. As your baby suckles, the hormone prolactin stimulates the mammary glands in your breasts to secrete milk.