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How to choose a breast pump

How to choose a breast pump

Mothers often ask us for recommendations on choosing a breast pump, what brand, or what specific model. But to know which one to choose, first of all, you need to ask yourself some questions and take into account the use you want to make of it and what is yourspecific situation. When choosing a breast pump, you must ask yourself what you plan to use it for. You may need a breast pump for very different situations, such as: if…

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Hand Expressing Breastmilk: the Marmet Technique

Hand Expressing Breastmilk: the Marmet Technique

Chele Marmet is a mother, pioneering lactation consultant and the Co-Founder of the Lactation Institute in Los Angeles. She is the creator of the “Marmet technique” of manual expression, the best known and most widely used manual expression method in the world. This manual expression technique allows you to express breastmilk in a practical and safe way, pain-free and with no equipment needed, allowing you to express milk anywhere and any time you need it. This technique also helps women…

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“I am so glad I found the right funnel size”

“I am so glad I found the right funnel size”

Today we share a story sent to us by Sara, a LactApp user who could relate to one of our last articles. The post was about how to choose the right breast pump funnel size. Here is her experience: Hello, first of all, I wanted to let you know that I love your app. On more than one occasion it has helped to give me peace of mind, so thank you. I just read your article about breast pump funnel…

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Breast pumps: Recommendations for correct use

Breast pumps: Recommendations for correct use

The breast pump can be a great ally in the breastfeeding journey of a woman, it can help to overcome certain circumstances or specific complications, helps to maintain deferred breastfeeding (exclusive pumping) in the case of mother-infant separation, when the mother goes back to work or is useful for other reasons. Nevertheless, its use is not necessary in all cases as not all breastfeeding women need to have and use a breast pump and so each case should be assessed…

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How to pump and make a breastmilk stash

How to pump and make a breastmilk stash

Whether it is to go back to (paid) work because you will be away from your baby for a few days or for other reasons, you may need to pump and create a milk stash or milk reserve, so you can leave breastmilk for your baby while you are away. There are many questions that you might have, so here are our step-by-step tips on how to begin. When should I start? Ideally, you should start between one month and…

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Breastpump: Questions & Answers

Breastpump: Questions & Answers

The use of the breast pump brings up many doubts and concerns. Let’s see if we can resolve some, and if you have any more, feel free to ask us your questions in our comments. Do I have to sterilize the pump every time I use it? No. The manufacturers recommend that you sterilize the pump before it is used for the first time. After that, it is not necessary. Cleaning it the way you wash dishes in your kitchen…

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