Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned parenting pro, breastfeeding often comes with its fair share of questions. Here are answers to some common queries that mothers — new and veteran — may have. This also can be helpful if a mom wants to store milk in the freezer for when she returns to work.
We recommend breastfeeding as much as possible. It is the best way to feed your baby. However we understand that not every mom can feed on demand and be with their baby 24 hours a day.
That's where pumping comes in. It's absolutely OK to pump your breast milk and give it to your baby in a bottle. Pumping is a great way to provide your child with your breast milk without putting her to the breast.
Here are 15 tips for pumping to build or increase your breast milk supply. Use a hospital-grade pump or a high-quality electric breast pump. A double pump may be a good investment since it's a great time-saver, especially if you're pumping exclusively.
There are times when mothers are separated from their child for work or for school. It is important to know that you can still provide milk for your child when you are away and you can maintain your breastfeeding relationship. How long you are apart from you baby influences this decision.
A serious pregnancy complication sent first-time mom Missy Boss into an emergency cesarean section; by the time she delivered, her blood pressure was at pre-stroke levels. In the 56 hours after coming home from the hospital with her son, Boss never slept. Missy decided to give it a try.
It is important to express your milk to establish and maintain milk supply if your baby is not nursing at all or not nursing well. See Got Milk? Note: Premature infants are certainly not the only breastfed babies who have problems nursing at the breast, but much of the writing and research in this area involves premature babies and their mothers.
The convenient contraption can do a lot more than allow you to fill a bottle with your breast milk. A breast pump is also handy for storing a backlog of milk in your freezer, helping to keep your milk supply flowing and prevent engorgement. But for new moms, the process of pumping breast milk can seem intimidating.