Pumping

by - 08:30:00



3 quick things that I have learnt about pumping!

1. Don't pump in the first week! (Especially when your milk first comes in!) people may tell you it eases the pain, but the more you pump, the more supply you end up with, so really it just makes the pain defer to a different time - Believe me, I found this out the hard way!

2. The law is on your side! If you want to continue breastfeeding when you go back to work, your work has to offer you a private lockable place to pump, somewhere to wash your hands and somewhere to store your milk.

3. You can donate milk! Now I didn't find this out until the other day but it makes sence and I think it is a fantastic idea. If someone cannot feed their baby for some reason (i.e. hospitalized) then they can still have breast milk by using a milk bank.

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13 comments

  1. I didn't know that some mums exclusively express. i always thought you needed the baby's stimulation to help the supply of milk.

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  2. I had heard that some did.

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  3. A friend of mine exclusively pumped for her little boy for years.

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  4. I epd for 21 mths exclusively pumping as its known plenty of us over on pumping mummies on baby centre do or did this most due to latch issues often due to tongue tie which is easily fixable

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  5. I exclusively pumped for 2 months with my daughter as she refused due to tongue tie, found it tiring though so eventually stopped.

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  6. I think it must take dedication to exclusively pump milk! I found it very difficult to express with a pump on the few occasions that I tried! X

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  7. I have great admiration for a mum who exclusively pumps (no matter the reason)..... I found that expressing is hard work, and time consuming a good pump does help but only so much, and to be dedicated enough to express enough to support a baby completely is definitely an achievement. I expressed quite a bit when my daughter was born as we were put on a feeding plan by the hospital. When my son was born I was generally on my own as my OH worked away in the week, and expressing was just too much with a toddler and a new baby.

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  8. My cousin pumped exclusively for 8 months (baby couldn't latch) and had mastitis 3 times! She kept going as she wanted to give her baby the best :)

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  9. I knew that some pumps exclusively pump and admire them as I think its much harder work than ebf.

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  10. Surely it must be hard, its lovely that they take the dedication like ebf to give their baby only the best!

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  11. Shame more people pump than really need to though, doing it for medical reasons is understandable, but for work or convenience just shouldn't have to happen. Breastmilkfeeding is not the same thing as breastfeeding, we are supposed to be close to our babies.

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  12. No easy task so full respect x

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  13. I'm in awe of mums who exclusively pump. I found pumping for top ups for 6 months to be quite stressful at times.

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