Is breast pumping worth it?

January 24, 2017

The World Health Organisation advises mums to breastfeed to allow babies to soak up the benefits of breast milk. 

The problem is that not every new mum can keep their baby with them at all times in order to breastfeed on demand. And that's where breast pumping comes in handy.

Pumping your breasts in advance and storing your milk in the fridge until required is a convenient way to guarantee that your little one doesn't miss out on all the benefits when you're away. But it can also be tricky to find the time and a suitable place to pump in your busy schedule, as well as lug around equipment.

So it is really worth it? Here are four reasons to keep pumping:

  1. Breast milk is full of antibodies that protect your baby from diseases and infections. In fact, it even reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in adulthood. This precious quality can't be replicated by formula milk.
  2. Mama's milk is perfectly designed for the unique needs of your baby so you can rest assured that your little one is receiving a nutrient-packed feed.
  3. Breast pumping will help you to retain your milk supply and provide relief when your breasts feel uncomfortably full.
  4. Did you know that you can freeze your milk for up to 6 months! Why not build up a little store of breast milk in your deep freeze in case of emergencies?

**If your nipples feel uncomfortable after pumping use Mama's Calming Nipple Balm to alleviate soreness. The soothing formula protects nipples from becoming cracked and instantly calms inflammation.**

 

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