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Breast Pump(Simple)

Breast Pump(Simple)

This breast pump can be used by mothers to make the breastfeeding process easier and most importantly, it can easily be worn inside clothes without any difficulty.


Breast Pump(Simple)

What is a breast pump?

A breast pump is a mechanical device that helps to extract milk from the breasts. It is often used by mothers who are not able to breastfeed their babies directly. Breast pumps can be manual or electric, and they vary in size, suction strength, and features. Some pumps are designed to be portable, while others are intended for use at home. Breast pumps typically have a cup that fits over the breast and a rubber or silicone nipple that goes into the baby's mouth. The cup creates suction around the breast, and the nipple helps to simulate the sucking action of a baby. This stimulation causes the milk ducts to contract and release milk into the cup. Pumping milk can be time-consuming, so it's important to choose a pump that is comfortable to use and easy to clean. Some factors to consider when selecting a breast pump include: - How often you will be using it - Your budget - Whether you prefer a manual or electric pump - The level of suction power you need - The size and weight of the pump - Whether you need a portable pump

Types of Breast Pumps

There are many different types of breast pumps available on the market, so it's important to choose the one that's right for you. The most popular type of breast pump is an electric pump, which is great for moms who need to pump regularly or who have trouble getting their milk to flow. Electric pumps are also very easy to use and can be portable, making them a great choice for busy moms. Another popular type of breast pump is a manual pump, which can be a good choice for moms who only need to pump occasionally. Manual pumps are also very portable and easy to use, but they can be a bit more difficult to operate than electric pumps. Finally, there are hospital-grade breast pumps, which are designed for mothers who have difficulty producing milk. These pumps are usually larger and more expensive than other types of pumps, but they can be a lifesaver for moms who have trouble nursing.

How does it help?

A breast pump can help you to increase your milk production, or to relieve engorgement. It can also be used to express milk for storage, or to feed your baby if you are away from home.

Breast Pump, Does your stored breast milk have a soapy or metallic taste or smell?  This could be a sign of a high slipcase. Slipcase is an enzyme that naturally occurs in breast milk, but some women can have an excess of slipcase, which can make their stored milk smell/taste off.

Breast Pump

As the breast milk sits in cool temperatures (fridge or freezer), the slipcase starts to break down the fat in the milk. The longer it sits, the more you may start to notice the soapy or metallic smell/taste.

Having a high slipcase is not dangerous and the breast milk is still perfectly fine for the baby to drink Breast Pump but many babies will reject this milk because they don’t like the taste.  Nothing is worse than finding this out when you have a freezer full of stored milk!!! So what can you do?

Breast Pump(Simple)

1. Do a slipcase test on your stored breast milk! The sooner you do this the better!

Thaw a frozen bag of breast milk to see if it has a soapy or metallic smell/taste. Try feeding it to baby and see if they drink it.

2. If your breast milk does have a high slipcase, you can scald your milk before freezing or storing it to prevent this from happening! Here’s how you do it:

 -After expressing your milk, put it in a saucepan over medium heat

 -Heat until it reaches 180 F, you’ll see little bubbles around the edge of the milk in the pan (do not boil!).

-Once you reach this temp, remove the milk from the heat, cool, and store as quickly as possible

3. Do you have a large stash of high-slipcase milk that baby won’t drink? You can try mixing the frozen milk with freshly pumped milk to see if they will drink it. If they absolutely refuse the milk, you can donate it to a milk bank, like Austin Milk Bank!