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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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How to choose the size of the breast pump funnel

How to choose the size of the breast pump funnel

How to choose the size of your breast pump funnel? The breast pump provokes feelings of love and hate for the mothers who use it. It can be a great ally to maintaining your breastfeeding journey, but it can also be torture, especially if you do not find a pump that suits you well. Getting the funnel size right is the key to a pleasant and effective breastmilk extraction. And just in the same way as you buy shoes in…

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When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

When a milk top-up is necessary (supplementing)

Sometimes babies need additional milk, but many get “little top-ups” or are supplemented when they don’t need it. Supplementing milk is mostly associated with artificial milk, which can create problems for breastfeeding. Today we will talk about supplementing additional milk to breastfeeding; when it is needed, if it is necessary and the best options of how to give them. What are “top-ups”, and what is supplementing? These are variable amounts of milk, which are given to the baby once or…

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The relactation process

The relactation process

Relactation is the re-establishment of breastmilk supply in a woman who has given birth, after milk secretion has significantly been reduced, interrupted or inhibited altogether, either because of inability or unwillingness to breastfeed after childbirth. Requests for help in relactation are common, it is a process in which women must be accompanied and they need to know very well the steps and actions to be taken to increase breast milk production while reducing the amount of formula offered to the…

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“Breastfeeding was my biggest challenge”: a breastfeeding story

“Breastfeeding was my biggest challenge”: a breastfeeding story

“It was a real challenge.” This is how Vicotria’s, one of our users, breastfeeding journey started. If you also wish to send us yours, you can do so by sending your story to: [email protected] I had a complex and long labour in which my daughter had a hard time. With every contraction, she strangled herself with the umbilical cord but it was only seen afterwards when she was born. When they put her on top of me for skin to…

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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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10 tricks to pump more milk with a breast pump

10 tricks to pump more milk with a breast pump

Pumping milk with a breast pump is something that most mothers are facing at some point during breastfeeding. Whether you are going out for a few hours or going back to work and want to leave milk for your baby. It’s always got to know some of the following tricks and even more so if these are getting you to express more milk. Here are some hints for getting more milk with a breast pump: Brands: something to keep in…

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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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