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Breastfeeding and Pumps - Getting familiarfrom: www.pregnancyexposed.com
Breastfeeding is a natural and beautiful thing that allows a mother to give her new born baby with everything that is needed for a healthy beginning in life. However, not every mothers can breastfeed their babies all the time. That is why breastfeeding and pumps go so well together.
Breastfeeding and pumps are two good things that go very well together. They are a way for women to provide babies with all the nutritional necessities of life, during times when they may not be able to breastfeed their babies directly.
For instance, some mothers who end up with very dried and cracked nipples or nipple infections might not be able to breastfeed. Or, mothers who must work during the early weeks of their baby’s life may want to provide breast milk for their child while they are away.
Breastfeeding and pumps also provides a baby with all the necessary antibodies to fight several infections and other illnesses in infancy and early childhood.
Employing breastfeeding and pumps is an easy way to give your newborn baby the healthy start that he or she deserves. Here are some simple instructions to teach you how to properly feed your baby.
If you believe that using breastfeeding and pumps is a good method for you, then you will need to know about the variety of pumps that are available to you.
First, there is a foot or hand operated pump. This is the most affordable type that is portable and comfortable. These pumps are excellent for occasional pumping, but are difficult for regular use. These are not practical for working moms, but are beneficial for the occasional bottle for a drive to the store or a date with Daddy. These models relieve the pressure of painful engorgement in the early weeks and help prep the breasts before feeding.
Second, there are electrical breast pumps with power derived from a battery or an outlet or even both. Two common pumps are available, including the semi-automatic and the fully automatic. These types of pumps are affordable and are good for mothers who are separated from their babies for less than 20 hours a week.
Third and lastly, there are hospital grade breastfeeding pumps. This type of pump is significantly superior and effortless to use. It can be rented or bought and is designed for fast and natural pumping action. If a mother is planning on pumping her milk for more than 3 months, then it is more economical to buy one.
When employing the breastfeeding and pumps method, ensure that you are using the correct pump, appropriate to the number of hours you are away from your baby. The pump should pull and release your nipple 50 times per minute, slightly more than a second for every cycle.
Christine Gray is a recognized authority on the subject of pregnancy. Her website Pregnancy Exposed provides a wealth of informative articles and resources on everything you will need to know about breastfeeding. All rights reserved. Articles may be reprinted as long as the content and links remains intact and unchanged.
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