Did you know that your body helps your baby find his/her way to the breast for nursing after birth? What a way to bond with your baby! According to the Lamaze website, “The Montgomery glands in the areola produce a natural lubricant that protects the nipple and areola. That specialized lubricant smells just like amniotic fluid, which is what the baby has been smelling/tasting for the entire pregnancy. The baby is attracted to the smell of “home” and this helps the baby to navigate to the breast for nourishment after birth.”
Our bodies are truly amazing, aren’t they? And babies are born with an incredible set of instincts and reflexes! Breastfeeding is an incredible way to bond with your newborn, but it can be complicated at first. We offer breastfeeding classes to help make the learning curve less daunting!