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Breast pump: advantages, Limitations

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Although we talk a lot about the benefits of breastfeeding and how easy it is for mothers to feed their babies. WHO also recommend breastfeeding in the first six months after birth. Although it is easy to breastfeed we often forget that breastfeeding also has its limitations. Don't you agree? Think of working mothers or mothers who need to balance home and other chores while caring for a newborn baby. In such cases, breastfeeding can often be exhausting and annoying, especially without the privacy and comfort of your home. From a sociological point of view, breastfeeding is often considered a taboo in many Indian communities. In addition, public apathy about new mothers makes the whole process more difficult.

But today's modern urban mothers have a choice and a good choice. A breast pump is a blessing for mothers who need to stay away from their children. Although New Age mothers may have heard of the pump, it still seems like a foreign object to many, with many concerns, especially about its use and effectiveness. Here we guide you through a review of Breast Pumps and how they work so you can make informed decisions.

How to choose the right breast pump?

The choice of a breast pump depends on the mother's use and needs. When used occasionally, the manual pump works. However, if the mother wants to go back to work and the baby is less than six months old, an electronic breast pump is much easier.

An important aspect to consider when choosing a breast pump is to choose the right foot for the nipples with phalanges or shields and the correct positioning to avoid discomfort or irritation. The best breast pump mimics a baby's suction and doesn't hurt.

If you are using an electric breast pump, place the nipple on the nipple and start the machine. Milk is stored in the container it is attached to. A good electric pump can take up to 15 minutes to pump through both breasts. If you are in a hurry, using a double pump automatically is a huge help.

In the case of a manual pump, the mother should be weaned using a suction pump or by pulling a piston. Manual pumping takes time and requires a lot of work. With a manual pump, it can take up to 45 minutes to pump both breasts.

How does a breast pump help?

The breast pump helps to store the breastfeeding mother's pump and breast milk so that the baby can enjoy the benefits of breastfeeding even if the mother is not around. This helps working mothers to ensure that their babies have their fair share in breastfeeding even when removed. But its benefits are not limited to working mothers, even mothers who live in the home can use pumps to store milk and ask an attendant to feed them if necessary. Maybe when they find some time for me.

A breast pump is also useful when the baby cannot latch in place

But the mother is breastfeeding enough to produce good quality milk. Excessive breastfeeding can also help to feed the baby 24 hours ahead of time, which may require more attention and the proper supply of breast milk. Continuous pumping can also protect the new mother from constipation and breast-weight paws.

Remember that it may take some time to get accustomed to the pump. Before you begin the actual storage process, a few trials with the pump will be required to review. Start with the lowest suction power and increase the speed gradually. Remember for good Let the milk down,

You should try to stay relax and calm.

Be sure to sterilize all parts of the pump (which can be sterilized) after each use.


1. Webpage Which Breast Pump for Which Mother: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Individualizing Breast Pump Technology; Available https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4920726/

2. Webpage: The Best Breast Pump For Working Moms: available; https://www.drugsbanks.com/best-breast-pumps-for-working-moms/

3. Webpage: Breastfeeding; Available: https://www.who.int/health-topics/breastfeeding