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The best breast pumps – top-rated reviews

What do these 2 breast pumps have that make them the best choice over 40 other breast pumps? Last updated November 29, 2016. Buying a breast pump can be frustrating and time consuming. I feel like the breast pump industry is full of pushy salespeople and there’s a lot of incorrect information out there. After hours of research and comparingĀ over 40 different best selling breast pumps, the Spectra S2 and


when should i start pumping breastmilk-

When should I start pumping breastmilk?

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about using a breast pump during pregnancy, so here’s the low down on when and why you would want to pump before you give birth. Your nipples are leaking colostrum. You may notice this annoying side effect of pregnancy several weeks before you come to term. Late pregnancy nipple leaking is perfectly normal as your body begins making colostrum. The leaking milk is messy


how to buy a nursing bra

How to buy a nursing bra and when you should do it

Most breastfeeding moms will eventually reach a point where they would rather let it all hang out and just let their baby feed when they want. But eventually you will need to leave the house or you’ll have company over. This means that you’ll need a nursing bra. What should I look for when I’m buying a nursing bra? Comfort – Your bra should support the girls, but it should


How do I use a breast pump? If pumping hurts or it takes more than 15 minutes to finish expressing milk, then you’re doing it wrong.

The frustration of figuring out how to use a new pump is real. You’re breasts are full and achy, you’re sleep deprived, and now you’re supposed to strap this contraption to your chest that makes you seem like a milk cow. Yikes! It’s a wonder any mother even bothers with pumping. But the reward of giving your baby the very best nourishment from your body even when you cannot breastfeed


how to hand express breast milk

How to hand express breast milk – The one technique every breastfeeding mama needs to know

No matter if you breastfeed, pump exclusively, or a combination of both, every mother should know how to manually massage their breasts to express milk. Expressing milk by hand is vital for several reasons: Colostrum – The first milk that comes in after you give birth is called colostrum. This is a nutrient rich pre-milk that is different from your regular mature breast milk and it is vital for establishing


Do your breasts or nipples hurt from pumping- Causes of painful breasts and easy fixes.

Do your breasts or nipples hurt from pumping? Causes of painful breasts and easy fixes.

While the cold plastic of your breast pump can feel sterile and uncomfortable compared to the warmth of your baby’s mouth, pumping should not hurt. If your breast pump hurts you or you notice your nipples are sore or white after pumping, then you need to adjust the settings of your breast pump or buy a new breast flange (the horn part that goes over your breast and nipples) because


storing and freezing breast milk

The beginner’s guide to storing and freezing breast milk

While feeding breastmilk from boob to mouth is pretty straightforward, there are safety guidelines to follow if you bottle feed expressed milk. Parents who feed formula will know most of these tips, but for those of you who breastfeed, here are the correct storage times, methods, and temperatures for handling pumped milk. How long can I keep expressed breast milk at room temperature? Freshly expressed milk can be kept in


How to sterilize a breast pump and the right way to clean pump parts

How to sterilize a breast pump and the right way to clean pump parts

Keeping your breast pump clean is essential unless you want to make your baby sick from spoiled milk or bacterial or mold contamination! However, you do not need to sterilize your pump after each use. A thorough cleaning with warm soapy water and a quick wipe down with an alcohol pad is enough each time you pump. Sterilizing your parts once a day at the end of the day is


Pumping breastmilk at work: the working mom's how-to guide.

Pumping breastmilk at work: The working mom’s how-to guide

For the breastfeeding mother, a breast pump is a godsend for maintaining your milk supply when you return to work. Using a pump to express breast milk at work offers several benefits: It allows you to continue breastfeeding while you are away from your baby. You can ensure that your baby continues to get the best nutrition from your breast milk instead of switching to formula. You will continue to


All about prefolds and covers and fitted diapers

Q: What are prefolds? Prefolds are pure cotton cloths that you need to “pre-fold” in 3s (like a business letter) before you can diaper your baby. Think of these as the old-timey cloth diapers that your grandmothers used. They need to be fastened together with either safety pins or a plastic fastener like a snappi. Prefolds can be used alone, but nowadays most people prefer to use them inside a


All About All-in-one (AIO) Diapers

Q:What are all-in-one (AIO) diapers? These are cloth diapers where the absorbing layers inside are attached to the diaper cover. They are the cloth diaper most similar to disposable diapers and the best choice if you are a first timer. AIO diapers are very easy to use as there is no need to mess with folding like with prefolds/covers, or inserts like with all-in-two diapers. Just wrap them around your


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