Day 1 Tips
Plan ahead if possible. Get a freezer stash of breast milk going before you go back to work. Do not just pump at work.
Pump at home on your days off and before and after work.
Pump while nursing. Pump on one side while nursing on the other.
Find a good place to pump, where you are comfortable and can relax.
Make sure everyone at work knows how important breastfeeding is and not to interrupt you.
Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Drink a large glass of water about an hour before you are going to pump. Try to drink at least ten to thirteen 8oz cups of water each day
Use a good quality double breast pump with adjustable speed and vacuum.
If your supply is dwindling try renting a hospital grade pump for a month.
Find other moms to talk to that are breastfeeding and pumping.
Do not get discouraged if you don’t pump a large volume at once. Many moms pump around three oz, or less, per pumping, from both breasts during the early pumping stages.
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