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10 Tips For the Pumping Diva

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

Happy Breastfeeding awareness month from Huddle Up Moms! Today’s topic is near and dear to my heart. As someone who desperately wanted to breastfeed and but was unable to do so because my baby was premature and had low tone, I know firsthand the challenging world of exclusively pumping. Exclusively pumping may have been your plan from the beginning, maybe latching your baby did not work well for your family, maybe your baby had issues latching? No matter why you made this decision for your family, providing breast milk for your infant is beneficial and your dedication to this journey needs to be celebrated and applauded. Here are some tips from one of our wonderful lDHn consultants Vicki Snyder.

DISCLOSURE: This information is not meant to be ALL encompassing and should NOT replace seeking advice from your health care provider for specific questions, solutions, and concerns about your health! The purpose of this blog is to spark curiosity and gain some insight into your health.

1. Get a high-quality pump, preferably a hospital-grade pump.

There are a lot of breast pump options on the market and it can be overwhelming when deciding. A hospital-grade pump is one that is preferred by hospital systems and used for rentals/assistance after your delivery. Most hospitals use either the Medela system or the Spectra! Try to see past the glittery allusions of all the freebies some pumps offer and go for the quality. I always encourage parents to look at the specifications (suction level, battery vs plug-in, and replacement parts). Exclusively pumping parents need at least a double electric breast pump. If you need more help, call a lactation specialist for guidance (IBCLC, CBC, La Leche League leader).

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