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August 7, 2018

How To Fix Flat Nipples

When my first baby was born, it was a stressful time. I had no idea that I had flat nipples. If I had known earlier on I could have figured out how to fix flat nipples, and we could have had a successful breastfeeding experience, but that’s not how it happened!  I could not get my son to latch. After a consultation with a lactation consultant, I was told I had flat nipples and was given a shield to use. I didn’t realize […]
August 7, 2018

How To Pick A Breast Pump

With the wide selection of breast pumps on the market today, knowing how to pick a breast pump can seem a bit overwhelming.  Knowing what to look for and what to avoid will help you make the right decision. Keep in mind the reasons for which you will be pumping and the frequency of pumping as you read the descriptions below. How To Pick A Breast Pump Hospital-grade Breast Pump The most effective pump is a hospital-grade pump. A hospital-grade breast pump […]
August 7, 2018
Breast Pumping Tips For First Time Mothers

Breast Pumping Tips For First Time Mothers

If you are like most moms you will probably find that pumping milk for your baby takes some practice, experimentation, and patience. Give yourself some time to learn by starting to practice with your breast pump about two weeks before you need to return to work. Here are my breast pumping tips for first-time mothers. Do Not panic if you only get a little milk the first time. That’s why you are practicing. The key to removing milk is learning to stimulate […]
August 7, 2018

Choosing the Right Size Breast Pumping Flange

Picking the right size flange is important for both your comfort and pumping success. The flange is the part of the pump that is held against your breast. The width of the tunnel is what determines fit. Research indicates that about 1/3 of nursing mothers find pumping more successful and comfortable with a larger than the standard flange. Sizing In general, if your nipple size is approaching the size of a nickel, you probably will do better with a larger than standard […]