Breast Pumps Buying Guide

Unless you're prepared to be nearby, awake, and up to the task of breastfeeding every single time your baby gets hungry (babies usually don't try solid foods until they're around six months old), you will want to consider getting a adjust the level of suction. You will find that some settings provide a more comfortable pump while drawing out large amounts of milk at the same time. * '''Efficiency''': Electric pumps are naturally faster and more efficient than the manual ones.If you get a model that can pump both breasts at the same time (known as double pumping), you'll be done in half the time (often 15 minutes). A pump that efficiently empties all liquid will also aid in continued milk production. * '''Rental''': Hospitals often rent out Storage Bags

Some Notes on Safety

* Do not share breast pumps. You can contaminate each other's milk. * Make sure to read up on your pump before you use it. Every system is unique. * Nothing can stimulate your milk production like your baby's suckling. It will work much better than a pump. * Pumps are safe and very helpful, assuming you get a good one.

Top Manufacturers

Go to these websites to learn about their individual products. *
Avent * Medela * The First Years * Playtex


Breast Milk vs. Baby Formula

Breast milk contains all the vitamins and minerals your baby needs to get a healthy start in life. The antibodies it contains help them fight disease and infection, and the benefits into adulthood (including a stronger immune system and less allergies) are numerous. However, if you choose not to breast feed, you can rest assured that your baby will still receive proper nutrition from nursing pillows for comfortable bottle feeding and baby bottles for expressed breast milk. For more on breast milk vs. formula, visit Kids Health.

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