Pumping Tip #1 Adopt relaxed posture with good "pump latch"
Aim to express most milk in the shortest time by conquering these common challenges
Negative moods can affect milk supply
Like nursing, breast pumping is believed to be pretty much physiological. Fearing the pain and discomfort even before each pump session may hinder your effort and yield.
"Dread having to hunch forward"
It is important to be comfortable, and without strain, especially on the back. However standard flange users are often forced to hunch forward to prevent milk back flow.
"Ouch, it hurts!"
Pain during pumping can be due to the design of standard flanges like a poor baby latch which tugs on nipples instead of compresses on the areolae.
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Pumping Tip #2 Be handsfree and do hands-on pumping
Aim to express most milk in the shortest time by doing the following
Step 1: Breast massage
Massaging your breasts before and during pumping helps you to relax, stimulate multiple let downs, and feel for lump(s) that you may need to clear.
Step 2: Breast compression
Using your hands to apply gentle pressure to the breasts while pumping increases milk flow, empties your breasts more fully and boosts milk supply.
Step 3: Hand expression
After pumping, hand express into the pump flanges. It will remove extra amount of rich hindmilk that will help your baby grow, hence increasing overall milk yield.
To do hands-on pumping effectively, you need good handsfree bras like what we recommend below. Handsfree pumping also allows you to nap/rest or multi-task.
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"Before Simplicity, I was getting only 1 oz of milk in 30 mins, and I had to single pump to be able to massage. Now, using Simplicity, I'm getting 2 oz per breast in 15 minutes."
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The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical and lactation advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.