Are you pregnant or have just had a new baby and want to know how to use a breast pump?
Have you got a breast pump but are not sure about how to use it?
Or are you still contemplating buying a breast pump and are looking for more information that can help you decide?
If you have any queries related to a breast pump, about how to use it and how it can help both the mother and the newborn baby, then you can find a lot of the related information right here in this article. We will discuss about the manual as well as the handheld breast pumps as well as the electric ones, and try to give an idea whether one is better than the other, or if it is just a personal choice. We will also share a detailed step by step tutorial about how you can use a breast pump in the most effective way, so that it is easy for both the mother as well as for the baby.
First, let’s take a look at what a manual or handheld breast pump can do and what an electric breast pump can do and if there is really much of a difference.
Here are a few additional pointers that may help you decide which type of breast pump can help you and your baby in the breastfeeding journey:
Check out these two easy to follow tutorials with step by step instructions that will help you to understand how you can use a manual as well as an electric breast pump.
One of the biggest and most important benefits of a breast pump is that your baby can still enjoy the nutrition and goodness of your milk, even when you are not in immediate proximity to the baby. This is especially true if you are planning to go out of the house a lot and your baby is still breastfeeding.
A breast pump can also help both your baby and you if your baby is still not able to latch on in the proper way. Some babies can start to latch on pretty well, right from the start, while some can take longer and learn in their own time. Using a breast pump during this time will help you breast feed your baby, even if your baby is still in the learning phase.
In some cases, a new mother faces the problem of breast engorgement, especially if there is an excessive amount of breast milk being produced that is more than the baby will consume. In this case, if you do not empty your breasts, there are risks of the milk forming clots that can soon turn into hard and painful lumps, and these can also increase the risk of an infection. This, along with the pain, can make it extremely difficult for the new mother to breast feed the baby. In such a situation, if you do have excess milk production, you can always use a breast pump to pump out the milk and store it, so that you don’t have to waste the precious milk but be able to give it to your baby instead.