3 Tips To Pump More Breast Milk

3 Tips To Pump More Breast Milk

3 tips to pump more 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.

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4 habits to break before you have children

4 habits to break before you have children

4 habbits to break before you have children

When you are young and single, your life is about having fun. In this experimental phase it’s inevitable that we pick up bad habits. As responsible people, we try to prevent our offspring from emulating these acts. In this post I am going to share with you 4 habits to break before you have children

Swearing

All those 4 letter words that we throw around so casually have got to come to an end. In your child’s first months your child is like a sponge absorbing all the things that you do. On the road to learning how to talk, as a parent you want to make sure your kids first words are not profanity. Also you need to start paying attention to the ratings of the shows you watch around them if you want to nip swearing in the bud. Many shows that as adults we have become comfortable with, contain much course language and can be very impressionable to young minds that are constantly absorbing everything. If cursing isnt a huge deal for you, then this may not need to be adjusted in your life.

Smoking

This one year can be tough. After all, for some a morning cigarette helps to start the day. If you can, quitting cigarettes will be the best in the long run. Children not only see their parents smoking and may give them the idea to try it, but are also feeling the effects of second hand smoke. This includes tobacco products as well as recreation drugs, now is a good time to set a standard for what is appropriate behavior.

Staying up late

If your a night owl, you may want to consider making a more reasonable schedule. The unfortunate truth is your baby doesn’t care about your schedule. Babies get up whenever they feel like it. That means that you will have to get up whenever they feel like it too. It is normal to feel groggy as a new parent. Getting up in the middle of the night is crucial when trying to sooth a fussy baby.

4 ways to soothe a fussy baby

4 ways to soothe a fussy baby

4 ways to soothe a baby

So it’s 2 am and your baby is fussy with no signs of being tired anywhere even remotely close. This can be normal for newborn babies. Fortunately, our experts have been there and done that, and would like to share our 4 ways to soothe a fussy baby.

Car rides

This is one of the most effective ways to soothe a baby. There’s something about the rhythmic motion of the car that helps to rock a baby to sleep. A 5 minute ride around the block a few times will be sure to put your baby at ease. There have been times where the car ride home has been a life saver. The only thing about them that I would consider, is if you know your baby will likely be sleep by the time you get home, make sure to feed them in advance. If you have to wake the baby up to feed them the nap may have only energized them to be up all night. If your baby cries in the car try this.

Lullaby

Rock a bye baby….you know the lyrics. These songs were created to induce sleep. The words are easy so learning the words shouldn’t be an issue. If you don’t know any lullabies here is a list of the top 10 lullabies.

Swaddling

This is one of my personal favorites. Swaddling a child is a way of wrapping them up with a blanket, in a manner that makes them feel snug and secure. This worked perfectly when all of my children were newborns.

Match the noise

Turn up the tv or radio. Sometimes just by having something as loud as the babies cry it makes them quiet down. Not sure of the science behind this but it works. Only do this in small doses, if the baby gets louder, try something else.

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