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Tips for breast care and comfort

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​It is normal for your breasts to change during your pregnancy.

Stay comfortable during your pregnancy with these care tips for your breasts:​

  • Wear a bra that provides firm support
  • Buy a bra that fits without pressing, binding or rubbing. You may need to buy a larger bra at about the third or fourth month of pregnancy
  • You may be more comfortable wearing a bra at night if your breasts are large
  • Your nipples may leak a small amount of clear or yellowish fluid called colostrum. This is a sign that your body is preparing for breastfeeding
  • Clean colostrum from your breasts using only warm water. Avoid soap and alcohol based cleansers. They dry out the skin and make can cause soreness
  • If colostrum leakage is a problem, wear an absorbent pad in your bra and replace it when wet to avoid irritation or infection​

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