Many women ask if they need to do something to prepare for breastfeeding. As you go through pregnancy, natural hormonal changes are already preparing you for feeding. You may notice that the area becomes darker and the texture changes. Although you need no preparation, some women find it helpful to gently massage a light layer of balm a few weeks before their due date.
Once breastfeeding begins:
- Continue to use the balm while breastfeeding
- Apply as needed and after each feeding
- Be sure the skin is dry before application
- All ingredients are safe for ingestion, so no need to wash off before nursing