Reasons to try breast pumps

July 23, 2016

There are all sorts of reasons why mums choose to start using breast pumps. If you can't be with your baby because of your work schedule but still want your little one to benefit from the fantastic advantages of breastmilk then pumping is a great solution.

Regularly pumping your milk when you're away from your baby will ensure that your milk supply is maintained and guarantee that you can still nurse your bubba when you're back home. It can also be useful for collecting milk for premature babies who can't latch onto the breast -- expressing your milk regularly will keep your milk supply steady and prevent it from drying up until your baby is ready to be fed at the breast.

Another great benefit to pumping your milk is that you can store breastmilk in the fridge or freezer in sterlised bottles or containers ready for whenever you need it. For example if you know that you're going to be away from your baby at some point in the future you can prep by pumping in advance and creating a healthy supply of milk for whenever it's required. This is especially useful for mums who are going back to work after maternity leave and want to get a headstart on building up a stock of emergency breastmilk.

Having a good supply of breastmilk in the fridge means that your other half can handle the nightfeeds, giving you the opportunity to get a full night of uninterrupted sleep too.

If you find that your nipples feel sore from pumping, apply some Mama's Calming Nipple Balm to the area to relieve discomfort, prevent cracking and alleviate soreness.

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