Titillating Tips for Breast Pumping You May Not Know
A breast pump will be your best friend when trying to balance feeding your baby with everything else occuring in your life already. Here are some potentially lesser-known tips about breast pumping which may provide a helping hand! These tips are of course down to every mom’s digression, and it is always best to do what works best for you and your baby.
Pump While Breastfeeding
A lot of moms find that they express the most milk when they are pumping with one breast and their baby breastfeeds from the other. Nursing your baby stimulates the body to produce hormones that trigger the release of milk, your body will adjust and produce a little more milk to keep up with the demands of both your baby and the pump.
This could potentially cut the time you will spend pumping and feeding, creating a bigger stash of milk which can be a huge time saver.
DIY Pumping Bra
Pumping is undoubtedly time consuming, with every session lasting around 15 minutes being able to do other things while you pump can be a time and sanity-saver. If you return to work whilst your baby is still breastfeeding, you may find a pumping bra useful to multi-task. You can buy pumping bras practically anywhere, but making your own is actually very simple.
All you need is an old sports bra, cut holes where your nipples are and you can use that!
We aren’t suggesting taking a break unfortunately - there will still be milk involved! Typically on weekends, you can take to opportunity to leave the pump at home and have some quality baby and breast time. A baby’s suck is more efficient than any pump, and some find they get a larger supply of milk after the weekend because milk production was stimulated by the baby.
Baby on The Mind
Thinking of your baby whilst you pump may actually increase how much milk you produce. Holding a piece of clothing that smells like them, which activates oxytocin, or watching and listening to a video of your baby may help you express more milk - especially if you are struggling with letdown or need an extra push.
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