How to Get the Most Out of your Breast Pump

Breast pumps are really useful tools that mothers can utilize when it comes to breastfeeding. If you want to be practical about breastfeeding, you would want to get the most out of your breast pump. In order to do that, the first thing that you have to do is to choose the best breast pump to use. There are a lot of brands and kinds to choose from and selecting one might be a little tricky. As a tip, take into consideration the different things that you might want to look for in a breast pump. These considerations might include: comfort, value for money and brand.

Getting started in breastfeeding is something that might be a little difficult for some mothers. If you are a working mother and you want to be back to work a few weeks after giving birth, then it is advisable that you start pumping breast milk weeks before you report back to work. This will give you more than enough time to get used to the breastfeeding system and at the same time, allow you to stock breast milk for future use.

If you want to increase your milk supply, it is recommended that you pump milk frequently rather than big amounts at one time. For example, you can pump 4-5 times rather than pumping at a lower amount of time. You can even pump both breasts at the same time in order to produce more milk and save time.

If you want to have a smoother transition into breastfeeding, you can try to make a schedule for it and stick to that schedule. Skipping or missing breast feeding times can affect the quality of milk produced so make sure that you are making the most feasible schedule.

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1 comment

1 Kerry { 03.03.09 at 8:28 pm }

I loved breastfeeding my little one but when I started working part time it was really important for me to keep track of her feedings and keep up the pumping to maintain my supply. I remember very little of the first few weeks, between the sleep deprivation and the constant feedings I was so run down. Congrats to all the breastfeeding moms out there!