There are various reasons why you may need to pump milk. It can be because you have low milk supply and want to increase milk production. It can be because the baby refuse to directly nurse from breast but you still want to give the benefit of breast milk for her. It can simply to relieve engorgement (which is temporary), or because you will be returning to work and need to build up a freezer stash.
Whatever your reason is, if you decide that you need to pump for a certain period of time, you want to make sure your pumping efforts pays off. That you pump effectively and achieve your pumping goals.
In this series, I would discuss several important aspects on pumping breast milk to help you pump more milk and achieve your pumping goals.
To give you the finest level of details that you need, I divide them into several sub topics and discuss each of them in separate articles:
- 10 things you should know before pumping breast milk
- Getting the correct breast shield size
- How to get let down quickly
- Tips and tricks: effective pumping strategies to pump more milk
- How to maintain milk supply while away from baby (and culprit of sudden milk supply drop)
I’ll update each of them with links to the actual article once I finish writing this series.
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Now let’s start about topic #1: