Breast Pump Safety 101

Breast feeding your baby has long been the traditional way to make sure your baby receives all the nutrition and goodness they need in their daily feeds and to enjoy a special closeness together. However with many more mothers going back to work traditional breast feeding has become more obsolete and exclusively pumping breast milk has become more convenient.

Not only does breast feeding save เครื่องปั๊มน้ำนม   money, buying formula and making sure you’re always stocked up, but providing breast milk for feedings while you cannot be there protects your baby against unwanted allergies. Many mothers choose to pump milk while at work which not only helps keep the feeling of connection and bond but also saves the milk and avoids leakage. A simple one time payment for a breast pump is even cheaper that buying formula.

Whether you choose to use a pump or do so because of work commitments, which for home working mothers can bring huge time benefits, fitting pumping in to your work schedule largely depends on your place pf work and you own circumstances but keep in mind that you should try to pump about as often as your baby nurses.

1. Find a Routine that Works – finding a routine that works for you, be it sitting in a particular place or chair, with your equipment at ready will relax you and your mind and condition your milk expressing. Try coupling this with a breast massage before you start and you should start to see better results.

2. Keep Connected – many mothers find breast pumping difficult an unnatural but an easy way of getting over this is to stay focused on your goal of providing a healthy nutritional food supply for your baby. Many moms like to know what their baby is doing right before they start pumping and some breast pumps even have a place to put a picture of your baby so you can keep that loving closeness feel.

3. Avoiding sore nipples – getting sore nipples is unfortunately a problem that many mothers have to deal with and this can be done in a number of different ways. Firstly you can try to prevent this by changing to a lower suction level or try a different pump or pads. To ease any soreness after pumping gently apply nipple cream.

4. Not Pumping Enough Milk – firstly if you’re not pumping as much as you think you should then check your pump and the settings to make sure your equipment is set up correctly. A good time of the day to pump is in the morning when you have the most milk so try adding another pumping slot in here when your breasts are at their fullest. To effectively stimulate the milk supply pump as often as your baby would feed, especially if you’re worried about pumping a sufficient amount of milk for supply. Pumping more frequently is better and more effective than trying to pump longer at each session.

5. Breast Pumping at Work – before you go back to work practice with the equipment to ensure you are comfortable with its operation and efficiency. Consider how to fit this into your working day. How often will you be able to pump? Where will you be able to pump? How can you store the milk? Work out a plan and if required agree it with your manager or supervisor.

There are many breast pumps available on the market today and at reasonably affordable prices but finding the right one for you can be a hassle but generally pumps that allow for more cycles per minute are more effective.