Breast pumps are designed to provide ease and convenience to mothers. Because each breast pump is designed to be used differently from another, it is important to read the entire instruction manual carefully before using the breast pump.
Your Guide to Using a Breast Pump By Richard Winer Breast pumps are designed to pro- using a cloth or towel. . Do not apply on how to position the breast shield vide ease and convenience to mothers. any cream, lotion or ointment on your (flange) on the breast. The breast shield Because each breast pump is designed hands as it will cause slippage when should comfortably fit on your breast to be used differently from another, it you use the manual breast pump. with the nipple positioned in the center is important to read the entire instruc- of the opening in the breast shield. tion manual carefully before using the Get the Pump Ready and Some pumps have different sizes of breast pump. These guidelines will (shields) flanges that can interchanged help mothers use their breast pump Assembled for a better fit avoiding potential Manual breast pumps can be quick more efficiently and increase their milk friction trauma. A good quality breast and easy to use. Always read the assem- production levels. If you are building a pump also has pressure options that bly instructions. With an electric breast milk supply because your infant cannot will enable to adjustment to a better pump, you will have to assemble it in feed, it is recommended that you pump comfort level. place before you start using it. Read the at least 8 times a day. If your baby is instructions in the manual which come feeding well, and gaining weight and with your pump and follow them to Start the Pumping Process you will be separated from your baby, Once the breast shields are in assemble it properly. you may mimic the times of day and/ place, you can start pumping. Electric or night that your infant typically feeds. breast pumps like Pump In Style Ad- If you are building bottles for use when Make Yourself Comfortable vanced simply have to be switched on you are away from your infant, pump- Just like when feeding your child, and their pressure adjusted when in po- ing after the first two morning feedings mothers should look for a clean and sition. If you are using a manual breast is a good practice. Decide why you are comfortable place to pump breast milk. pump, you will have to start manually pumping your milk and this will help Relaxing is important, also, as you may pumping yourself. Pumping instruc- you to determine what practice will not be able to express milk easily if
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