Pumping for the first time? Check out these easy and helpful steps to use breast pumps.
1. #1. Preparation Wash your hands properly and make sure that your breast pump is clean as well. Find a calming spot in your house and relax before pumping.
#2. Placing the breast shield Put the breast shield of the pump over your breast. Ensure that it is placed right over the nipple. Begin pumping.
3. Adjust the pumping It may take a few minutes for the milk to start flowing. Once it does, adjust the rate of which you are pumping to mirror that of your baby’s sucking motions.
4. Switch breasts After every 5 minutes or so, alternate the pumping between breasts. Each breast needs to be pumped for at least 15 minutes. Keep in mind that both breasts may not produce equal milk.
#5. Finishing Once you have pumped your breasts for about half an hour, you can slowly remove the shield from your nipples. Unscrew the bottle and put a lid on it.If you want to buy a manual breast pump, click here.Any mother will tell you that being a mother is one of the biggest joys of her life. Taking care of her little one, breastfeeding and watching him or her grow in a fine human being can be extremely satisfying. Yet, many mothers aren’t able to breastfeed due to various reasons. This is why a breast pump can be of big help.