How to use a breast pump: 12 top tips
Learning how to use a breast pump can take time and dedication, but is well worth the effort. Read our expert breast pumping tips to help set you on the path to successful expressing
Another Breast Pumping Mystery Solved! Does Higher Pump Suction Mean More Milk?
It seems to be a common belief that when using a breast pump the higher you turn up the vacuum (suction) the more milk you will get out.
Many mothers have told us how they turn on their pump and instantly press the + button until they get to the max level. But many of those mums have also told us how this causes pain to their nipples.
Pumping can have a way of making us human mamas feel a little like milk machines. But we all want to do whatever we can for our babies — and there are a few ways to make the process a little less, well, sucky.
Even if you plan to exclusively breastfeed (often referred to as “EBF”), it is helpful to have a breast pump on hand. Why? It can help to increase your milk supply, especially in those early days. Breast milk is produced on a supply and demand basis, so pumping for a few minutes after nursing or adding in a pumping session an hour or so after baby finished can up your supply.
10 Ways to Increase Breast Milk Supply When Pumping
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