Why men must suck pregnant partners’ breasts regularly -CNSAugust 6, 2021 0 By Essence Media
Staff of Amuwo Odofin Maternal and Child Centre (AOMCC) during the sensitisation and awareness programme to mark 2021 World Breastfeeding Week on Thursday in Lagos. NAN photo
A Chief Nursing Sister, Roseline Oladimeji, has advised pregnant women to allow their husbands to suck their breasts to prepare them for breastfeeding after delivery.
Oladimeji gave the advice at a sensitisation programme marking the 2021 World Breastfeeding Week organised by Amuwo Odofin Maternal and Child Centre, Festac Town, Lagos, on Thursday.
“Allow your husband to suck your breasts during pregnancy. Apart from bonding, it will help the nipples to be out and make it easier for your baby to latch on.
“You can also rub vaseline on your nipples at night before going to sleep. It helps to soften it,” the nursing sister said.
She urged pregnant women to prepare their breasts during pregnancy to avoid lactation problems after delivery.
She added that the colostrum – the first form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals (including humans) immediately following delivery of the newborn – contains nutrients that help boost the baby’s immunity.
“It is still breast milk,” she said.