It is recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics to breastfeed a child exclusively for the first six months and continue until the baby is a year old and beyond.
Breastfeeding is the best way to ensure baby’s health and development. But the fact is moms are busy all the time with different household activities, outside works and so on.
Sometimes they find it difficult to feed on the breast. Modern medical science comes with a solution regarding the matter. You can use breast pumps to feed breast milk in time.
How to Choose The Best Breast Pump
There are several numbers of breast pump you can see in medical equipment shop. Those are manual or electric, single or double. But it’s up to you what suits you most with size and budget also.
Here we got some ways to find out the best breast pump for you.
How much time will it take you to pump
While purchasing a breast pump, this is the most important thing to consider.If you have full time job and not have enough time to pump milk. You should buy an electric or battery powered breast pump or a double pump. Those are easy to use and also pump milk very fast with comfort. Those are the little bit expensive. Whatever, it saves time and you can store breast milk for your little one in a short time.
Are the pump’s guidelines easy to understand
There are several breast pump in a local shop and every pump has different instruction. So, before purchasing a pump, try it once on trial room to find out that is easy and comfortable for you. And also consider choosing a breast pump which is easy to assemble, use and clean.
One important thing Keep in mind that most stores won’t allow you to return a breast pump.
Where will you be using a pump
Breast pumps are manual, battery powered and electric. Manual and battery powered pumps are lightweight. So, you can transport it easily and use in a small place. Those are made for emergency situations when electricity or extra battery may not available.
On the other hand, electric pumps are too heavy and large. It requires an outlet to power the pump. It’s difficult to transport.
Do you need a pump which is easy to transport
It depends on you.
If you plan to pump milk at work or while traveling, then try to purchase a lightweight breast pump that will be easy to transport. Lightweight breast pumps are easy to carry and it gives a comfort in pumping milk.
Or if you want to pump milk at home, then not to worry about weight or transportation. Just purchase the right one which suits you most and gives you relief.
Do the breast-shields fit you
Before purchasing a pump, make sure the breast-shields size fit with your nipple. Because if breast-shield size doesn’t suit the nipple, then it will be uncomfortable to pump milk. So, consider checking the breast-shields size.
Surely for a mother, a breast pump is a lifesaving object, especially for working mothers. Unfortunately, the market is full of craps. That’s why while purchasing a breast pump consider those factors seriously. By following those factors you will be able to purchase a good quality breast pump for the money. Don’t forget to use a postpartum belly wrap for a quick recovery and muscle shape back.
I’m wrapping up for now. We will meet soon with some more life hacks and tips. Till then, stay healthy and share your opinion with momsnkids.