What do you need to know about breast pumps
The breast pump is one of the most problematic parts of a mother-to-be’ s bag list. Is a breast pump necessary? Does it help achieve breastfeeding? What if there is no milk? Should I choose an electric breast pump or a manual breast pump? Should the electric breast pump be unilateral or bilateral? What are some recommended breast pumps?
is the breast pump A must in the labor package? Does it help with breast milk?
My sister, the vast majority of mothers will enter the workplace after maternity leave, the general maternity leave is about 3 months. Without being around their babies, breast pumps can help them breastfeed, and many mothers make it to the first year of their baby’s life, and some even make it to the second year. In addition to the biggest factor of working nursing mothers, combined with my lessons and my own experience, I think the suction machine at least has the following functions
Breast pump, can let the baby eat fresh breast milk, and can liberate hemp, save time, labor and worry. Every lactation “cow” needs such a good helper ~
In 2009, the American academy of pediatrics described the importance of breast pumps this way:
“Breast pumps are regulated by the FDA as medical devices. Breast pumps can be used to maintain or increase a woman’s milk supply, to help mothers feed more hungry children at home, to relieve breast congestion and tube clogging, to pull out smooth or receding nipples, and to help babies nurse more easily.”
So, when do you need a breast pump the most?
1, milk, the baby can not eat, breast pump can save excess milk
2, the nipple is short, less milk, milk pump can stimulate milk secretion, increase milk
3, easy to milk, breast pump can relieve the pain of milk
4, go to work nursing mother, breast milk with the breast pump to save, leave home can also ensure that the baby to drink breast milk
5, The baby is too young or premature, and helps maintain production when the baby is unable to suckle — it is easy to get sick in the first year after giving birth, and some conditions require antibiotics or drugs that are not suitable for continued feeding. Or some babies sleep through the night for a long time, some mothers will also follow the sleep (such as me), the result of the morning up and found that the rise is very serious, so after a few times, the body will think that no longer need so much milk, milk volume quickly reduced. The right approach is even if the baby does not eat night milk, also need to get up to suckle once to maintain output.
For all these reasons, we believe that breast pumps are necessary and helpful for maintaining breast milk.
Shall we choose electric or manual for the breast pump?
According to the principle, breast pumps are divided into manual breast pump and electric breast pump, among which the electric breast pump is divided into unilateral breast pump and bilateral breast pump. Here’s an example of the best known medallion:
The biggest advantage of manual breast pump is that it is light and fast, without power, and can be used anytime and anywhere. Even some mothers who have bought a larger, less portable, electric breast pump have added a portable, manual breast pump in case they go out.
At the same time, because they can control the force and rhythm, some mothers think that the manual milk pump is more efficient in producing milk, especially the cow mothers who are familiar with the use of the milk pump and know how to stimulate the milk array effectively and quickly. And because there is no electric motor noise, some mothers can squeeze the other side when their baby is eating, without worrying that the noise will frighten the baby, thus improving the efficiency of the use of unilateral breast pump. And the parts of manual suction less, easy to clean and take apart, the price is also much cheaper than electric suction.
It is also because of all the power from the hard mother, the biggest disadvantage of manual suction is too! Tired!!If you are a back nurse mother, a few times a day to manually suck milk, will cause the hands and even shoulder pain. Fatigue can discourage breast milk collection. If just gave birth to the baby mother is also easy to fall wrist pain of the moon disease, not easy to recover.
In addition, if you are not good at stimulating the milk array, or did not completely and suction in tune, improper use of the method will not only reduce the milk volume and slow down the efficiency, more serious may be painful and even hurt the breast. Therefore, there are also a considerable number of mothers feel that the use of manual breast pump milk production efficiency is not as stable as the dynamic, stimulating regular electric breast pump. So I prefer to choose efficient and labor-saving electric breast pump!
In fact, mothers who buy a medler electric breast pump can easily convert the motion into a manual breast pump with a switch head.
In general, electric pumps are more recommended if you need to use them regularly for backpacks, long feedings, or other reasons. If you are a mother who has been at home and all of them are pro-feeding, or you already have a portable electric breast pump, you can consider a manual breast pump as an occasional emergency product. Or for mothers who don’t plan on breast-feeding for long periods of time and are ready to leave sooner, manual breast pumps may be more economical.
what accessories and necessities should I prepare after I have selected the breast pump?
1) milk storage, of course! This can be a short-term, refrigerated bottle (usually recommended for your baby to drink within hours), or a long-term, refrigerated milk bag (frozen milk can last for months)
The size and brand of the breast pump are recommended. Take Medela as an example, recommend Medela’s own milk storage and feeding dual storage bottles; In addition to the need for frozen milk jute is also ready to store milk bags
Working mothers also need to prepare ice packs for milk preservation, which can be used to store four 150ml mede bottles and two 250ml mede bottles, with refrigeration components inside, which are easy to refrigerate, store and carry breast milk, especially suitable for working mothers ~
Other essential or recommended items for breastfeeding mothers include a nursing pillow, a nursing bra, goat fat to ease the pain of the wound and speed up nipple repair…