Nursing naturally increases oxytocin levels, and so can speed labor once it starts. Nipple stimulation is often suggested as a natural alternative to pitocin, and so this is just another option for a mom who is nursing. Nursing will also speed delivery of the placenta.
Some mothers nurse during early labor, but usually because the child needs it rather than as a means to speed labor. Many mothers feel that nursing during active labor would be too distracting, but this (like labor) will vary from mother to mother.
Nursing on the go doesn't have to be difficult.
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