3 Tips To Pump More Breast Milk
When you have your first baby, you soon realize it’s hard or even impossible depending on your schedule to always have time to breastfeed. So you decide to pump and realize you’re going to need to feed this baby when you leave for work or want to go on dates with your spouse. In this post, we are going to discuss 3 tips to pump more breast milk to soothe a fussy baby.
Get A Quality Breast Pump
In the world of breast pumps as well as most things, you will find that you get what you pay for. While manual breast pumps are the cheapest, it’s better to spend a little more and get an electric pump. This will save you time, and yield more milk due to it’s powerful suction. Try to choose a quality brand as they will offer you a product that last, and have better customer service to cover the product should it become faulty under warranty. Most reputable companies offer at least a one-year warranty. You will find being cheap is a bad habit you need to break when you have a child. You can read reviews of the best breast pumps here.
Massage those breast
Every day you need to massage them. Create a routine, possibly before bed, or during your morning shower and spend a few minutes working from the outer part of your breast to you areolas. This technique helps to loosen things up and facilitate milk flow. Doing this on a regular basis will increase to quantity of your milk flow. This is also good if you experience sore breast from too much milk.
Stick To A Routine
Do things on a schedule every day. By putting your body on a schedule you train it to produce milk when you expect it. This will keep your breast from getting too full with milk and add convenience to your day. Try to pick one area of the house and focus on pumping at least once a day. If you are inconsistent it could cause your body to stop producing milk.