Tips & Tricks
Manual breast pumps are often overlooked when moms are shopping for a breast pump. However, a manual breast pump can be a lifesaver in times of need, or even as an alternative to an electric breast pump. Read on for the benefits of a manual pump.
Pump Tips for new moms to help get more sleep.
As soon as you give birth your body starts making prolactin. Prolactin is what tells your body to fill the breasts each time you feed your baby. With each breastfeed, the prolactin levels increase, but levels drop if breastfeeding is not frequent enough. It is important to keep high prolactin levels to keep your supply up. This is why cluster feeding is so important. When babies reach growth spurts they cluster feed to increase your supply to meet their needs. It is SO important to start breastfeeding as soon as possible to make sure you initiate your prolactin levels and start to increase them as your baby grows.
Breast augmentation is always an interesting topic when I’m talking to pregnant moms. Many moms to be have had some sort of augmentation and are leery of whether they can breastfeed or not. I’m here to tell you that it totally depends, so let’s go through the things you need to know.
Your insurance will most likely pay for your breast pump! Really! Why? According to Healthcare.Gov, “Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after...
Talk to Your Patients about Their Infant Feeding Goals Before Birth: Ask your patients if they’ve considered breastmilk feeding or chest feeding. If so, will they be returning to work? Do they plan to exclusively pump? Are there any aversions to having the baby at...
We at Ardo are convinced that our Swiss Made breast pumps are high-quality products in every way. And what do healthcare professionals think who are confronted on a daily basis with issues about breastfeeding and expressing milk? With our large-scale expert survey, we...
If you are a breastfeeding mom then I’d bet there was at least one time that your breast felt tender and you thought, “Oh no, I hope I don’t have mastitis!” But how do you know if you have it? What do you do to get rid of it? In this article we’ll talk about the difference between clogged ducts and mastitis and what you can do to heal yourself.
In the second part of this 2 of 3 part series, we’re going to discuss what it means to be a bereaved milk donor. We’ll talk about what your resources are in the local community and beyond. In the next part of series, we’ll talk a bit about establishing supply and weaning from the pump.
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Help! Nursing in public is one thing but pumping in public? We asked experts and other moms for their best tips on providing liquid gold while out and about.
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