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...

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...

Closed System vs. Open System Pump: Why This Difference Matters

All parents want to provide the best for their babies and having a true closed system breast pump should be a top priority. However, the term “closed system” is not highly regulated in the pump industry and many pump companies claim that their pumps are a...

Does More Pump Suction = Increased Milk Output?

When it comes to breast pumps, we need to stop viewing vacuum strength (suction) as the determining factor of a good pump. In fact, strong pump suction can cause permanent nipple damage and decreased milk supply. As breastfeeding professionals, we are all here to help...

How to build a freezer stash

Leaving your baby for the first time can be very stressful, but storing enough milk for your baby to drink doesn’t have to be. Many mamas think that you need a large amount of stored milk in your freezer, especially if you are returning to work for the first...