What happens when you breastfeed?

Hormones released during pregnancy stimulate the development of the milk ducts and milk glands or alveoli. In the second half of pregnancy the hormone, prolactin, is released which starts the production of milk.

Preparing to breastfeed

Where and how you breastfeed your baby makes all the difference to enjoyable the experience is for both you and your baby. The following steps cat set the stage for a relaxed breastfeeding session.