For those mums who want to have some expressed breast milk on hand so they can share some of the feeds or want to be able to go out without their baby, it is a good idea to start expressing around 6-8 weeks at the earliest.
Once you are accustomed to the basics of expressing breastmilk, you might want to look for new ways to make expressing a bigger part of your life and extend the convenience of this way of feeding your baby.
So, you’ve decided to start using a breast pump. You’ve read the instructions and you’ve grabbed a glass of water to sit down and start expressing and then you remember hearing you friends talking about something to do with sizing your nipples! Was that right?
Yes! You heard it right. Making sure you have the perfect fit when you are using a breast pump is really important to make sure you get the best flow of milk and cause no pain.
Which Medela breast pump should I use? We hear this question all the time at Medela. So, we hope this blog post and our new infographic are helpful!
There may be very different reasons that a mother may choose or need to use a breast pump. For many, it is simply a way to continue giving baby breastmilk when they return to work. For other mums, they are totally reliant on a breast pump as their baby may be unwell or separated from them in the Special Care Baby Unit.
One of the biggest challenges that new mothers face is going back to work after having a baby. This can be a highly emotional experience with new mums wondering how to balance their demanding careers, while spending adequate time with their families. In other words, new mums often want to “do it all.”
Many new mums struggle with balancing the needs of their careers and their children. They want to return to school or work, but, they also want to give their kids the immunological, nutritional and emotional benefits that breastfeeding can offer. This is not always an easy balancing act. But, the good news is that, with planning and determination, it can be done!