Here are Day 3’s Great Breast Pumping Tips
Do not assume because baby is fussing, doesn’t mean that you have a supply. Many times a baby will fuss for lots of other reasons.
Bring a picture of your baby with you to work. Look at your baby when you are pumping. It will help with your let down.
During a pumping session, take a break when your milk stops flowing. Massage your breast and use nipple stimulation to get a second let down. You will usually get another oz or so if you can get a second let down.
Cut down on caffeine. Caffeine will hinder your supply.
Don’t do extreme dieting. Eat a healthy diet.
Contact a lactation support person for advice when you need it, do try to handle the problem alone.
Remind yourself of all the benefits your baby is getting and that it’s worth it!
Keep your pump pre-assembled so that you can keep your pumping breaks shorter.
If you are using a pump with horns, put them in a Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer between pumping sessions. This way you can just wash them when you get home.
If you can, do paperwork or do a work related task that will keep your mind off of pumping. This way you can have more pumping breaks and you will relax more if you are not focused on how much milk you are pumping.
Don’t watch the pump. Staring at the pump watching for milk will create unnecessary stress.
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