In this article, we are going to cover a few top pumping breast milk tips
If you’re going back to work etc and still have to breastfeed your baby, you will have to pump milk so that the baby will have enough when you’re away.
Pumping milk is something that most mothers feel is uncomfortable but these pumping breast milk tips will help:
#1 – Pick A Fitting Pump
Most mothers feel that it is okay to share pumps and may get one from a friend. It is important to remember that not all pumps are the same size, so you should get one that fits your cup size. Go shopping before the baby comes to get flanges in your size.
This way, pumping will not be uncomfortable and you can relax and pump an amount that is sufficient for the baby. You should also familiarize yourself with the various types of pumps so that you can pick the right one for you.
#2 – Put Aside Fear Of Having Less For The Baby
Your body produces milk as much as the baby needs. Once you pump and the baby needs to feed, try to feed them. Your body will adjust by producing more milk so that you will have enough for pumping and still feed the baby.
If you’re pumping away from the baby and have a problem producing enough you can stimulate your body by watching videos of your baby. Having a pumping ritual is advisable as well.
#3 – Clean The Pump Immediately
Your baby can get an infection from poorly cleaned flanges or tubes. Make a habit of cleaning them immediately. If you’re pumping at work, it is advisable to have spare parts. You can clean them later when you arrive at home.
#4 – Invest In Nipple Cream
If you’re dealing with cracked nipples the pumping process will be painful. Getting nipple cream should make it easier.
These pumping breast milk tips will help you with the process and over time you will be an expert & can add your own experiences to this.
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