Let’s Talk Montgomery Glands!

I’m a lactation counselor with Ardo. Let’s talk Montgomery glands! @ardobreastpump The smell leads the way! #breastfeeding #newborn #pimple #moist #todayilearned #themoreyouknow #what #crazy ♬ original sound – Ardo Breast Pumps No, those little bumps around your...

Different Babies = Different Milk!

Don’t compare what you pump to what other moms pump! Many moms worry that the milk they pump doesn’t look like what other moms have posted on social media – milk bottles filled with over 5oz of milk, a fat layer so think that the bottle can be turned over without...

Silicone “Breast Pumps” vs. True Manual Hand Pump

Although they have the word “pump” in the title, silicone “breast pumps” are not actual breast pumps. Instead, they should really be termed “silicone milk collectors”. These devices use suction to stay on the breast and are designed specifically to use on one breast...

Yes, your pump is a closed system!

One of the most important features for you to look for when you are selecting your breast pump is the ability to clean your breast pump and have it stay clean. Yet, not all pumps come with this ability and risk the possibility of contaminating your milk. Breast pumps,...

Keeping Up Your Milk Supply When You Are Stressed

When you are scared, anxious, or stressed, the stress hormones (mainly Adrenaline, Cortisol, and Norepinephrine) coursing through your body inhibit the release of oxytocin. Oxytocin is an important breastfeeding/breast pumping hormone because it is responsible for...