Too Much Breast Milk Supply: Let’s Get A Balance Here!


Too much milk supply can make baby very irritable

Whoever thought that having too much breastmilk would be a problem for a mother and her baby? Unfortunately it can. While low milk supply can be a problem so can over milk supply. Before going into the midwifery profession, I never imagined that there was even a problem. Mama, I really do not want you to give up. Lets at least try before giving up. Breastfeeding works so well when you have a balance in your milk flow. Before you try this though , how do you determine that you are in over- supply mode? You would know simply by observing that you are producing more milk than your baby is able to manage.

Did you know that there are three basic categories of supply when it comes to exclusive pumping:

  • Undersupplied (or Underproduce): Makes not enough milk for baby. e .g. Check this out: If a mother gives her baby 4 ozs and the baby wants more, she is an under supplier.
  • Just Enough: Makes just the right amount to manage baby’s needs. e.g. If a mother pumps 4ozs and her baby is satisfied and the baby sucks all that is given, we have a balance here. This is what we want.
  • Oversupplied (or Overproducer): Makes much more that is required for baby to handle during a feed. e.g. A good example is if a mother pumps 5 ozs and her baby only sucks 4ozs, she is over supplied

What Are the Disadvantages of Over Supply For Baby

Observe your baby for spitting up episodes
  1. Baby gains too much weight at a higher rate or
  2. Baby does not gain weight too well, due to lower intake of milk fat.
  3. Gulps rapidly, and may choke or cough frequently during a breastfeed due to the forceful let-down
  4. Babies are really smart ;they have the capacity to control the nipple by pinching it. They know that this slows down the flow? Yes they do, but this leads to another problem – sore nipples😫. That’s another problem right?
  5. You may notice your baby going off and on the breast or cannot latch on properly. Spits up a lot (reflux)
  6. Your baby may belch or pass wind often.
  7. You may notice green, watery or shooting stools (symptoms of lactose overload) and lots of wet and dirty nappies
  8. Seem irritable, fussy and restless, may hold himself stiffly or scream
  9. It may be very difficult for him to settle and enjoy breastfeeding and just fall asleep.
  10. Inverted or flat nipples. Your nipples might be unlatchable and difficult for baby to grip.(Affiliate)


What causes Oversupply Of Milk?

Too much milk supply can be caused for many reasons many

There are many women who have a very rich supply during the early weeks, especially if they breastfeed right away after birth. This is normal; as the milk. The volume of milk normally settles down over time so that the breasts only make the amount needed by the baby. Possible reasons for a mother to still seem to have “too much milk” after the early weeks include:

  • Following strict rules about breastfeeding such as how often to feed, how long to feed for and how many breasts to use per feed instead of following a baby’s cues so they can self-regulate the milk supply. Following your baby’s cues is best.
  • Lots of milk making tissue. The more glandular (milk making) tissue in the breast the more breast milk a breast will be able to make and store and, depending on how breastfeeding is managed, this may take a bit longer to settle down.
  • Overstimulation. Sometimes milk production can be overstimulated by too much pumping or by taking lactogenic herbs. e.g. fenugreek
  • Medical reasons. Occasionally medical causes contribute to oversupply or hyperlactation. For example hormonal issues including thyroid disorders, certain medications, a prolactinoma (a benign tumor of the pituitary gland) or any condition affecting the part of the brain that regulates the pituitary gland (hypothalamic-pituitary disorders). Your doctor will help diagnose these situations.
  • Poor latch. How a baby is latched (attached to the breast) affects how easily they can get the milk they need. A poor latch is sometimes thought to add to excess milk production if a baby feeds very frequently to try to get the volume they need. In many cases however, a poor latch will tend to reduce a milk supply over time.

Here Are Some Tips To Help You Win The Challenge:

Always seek the help of a breastfeeding specialist if you suspect oversupply.

1.Only allow your baby to breastfeed on one side for each feeding.

Choosing to use one breast because of over supply can be very beneficial

2.Continue to offer that same breast for at least two hours until the next full feeding, gradually increasing the length of time per feeding. Should the undrained breast feel uncomfortably full before the next feed, expressing just enough milk to stay comfortable will prevent engorgement.

3.If the other breast feels unbearably full before you are ready to breastfeed on it, hand express for a few moments to relieve some of the pressure. You can also use a cold compress or washcloth to reduce discomfort and swelling.

Releasing some of the breast milk before feeding can also help

4.Feed your baby before he or she becomes overly hungry to prevent aggressive sucking. Learn your baby’s hunger cues.

Understanding your Baby’s Cues can be very helpful in managing oversupply of milk!

5.Burp your baby often if he or she is gassy so there is more room in baby’s tummy for milk. Burping gets rid of air that may be trapped in your baby’s stomach. This could cause pain and lots of baby crying and sleepless nights for you both.

Burping your should be a normal routine!


6.Avoid over pumping- pump only what your baby needs with each feed. Try baby led feeding. Let your baby tell you when she is hungry.(affiliate link)

Over pumping can cause over supply issues

7.Perform a short breast massage before the breastfeed, or breast compressions during breastfeeding, can help to release more fat-rich milk (hindmilk or cream) and increase the calorie content of breast milk. Its the fat in the milk that keeps baby satisfied.(Affiliate link)

9.Drinking sage tea, drinking peppermint tea and parsley are thought to reduce milk production. Make sure you get your doctors ok😃


10. See a pediatrician to determine if your baby has any underlying issues like tie tongue, or medical problems that is causing over supply.

Seek a pediatrician if it is suspected your baby has a medical underlying problem

I really hope that you are breastfeeding successfully. That is my wish for you. If you have any comments or questions I would be happy to reply. Feel free to use the box below. Thanks for stopping by and do come again. I have provided some affiliate links with wonderful recommendations to promote your experience with your breastfeeding issues.

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SORE NIPPLES: Overcoming the Challenge!


Sore or cracked nipple challenges can be overcome!

Oh my goodness I can tell you all about this one, because I have actually experienced it personally. Cracked nipples are nothing to play with . They HURT!😪. I mean really hurt! Prevention is better than cure. I will share with you some valuable tips on how to overcome this challenge. Did you know that even if you have sore nipples you can still breastfeed? According to the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, in one study of
1323 mothers who stopped breastfeeding during the first month postpartum, 29.3% cited pain and 36.8% identified sore,
cracked, or bleeding nipples as an important reason for discontinuing breastfeeding.

Cracked, sore, or bleeding nipples are injuries that occur due to pressure on the breast tissue. There is a break in the continuity of the skin. This condition should not be taken for granted because it can cause an infection. Breastfeeding may produce some initial mild soreness, especially during the first week or two. Breastfeeding should never cause any prolonged pain, discomfort, or open cracks. The problem is always the positioning. Proper latch on is the most important factor in in preventing sore, cracked nipples. I will go over some natural remedies for sore nipples. Here we go:

1. Breastmilk for Sore Nipples

Breast milk can be a natural remedy for sore nipples!

Did you know that your breastmilk can be used to relieve sore nipples. I have given this therapy to many women. It worked for me and them. During your bath or shower, wash your breasts only with water, not soap which tends to dry and irritate the breasts. Here are some tips to help you get healed:

  • In humid climates the best treatments for sore nipples are sunlight, heat, and keeping the area dry
  • Do not wear plastic-lined nursing pads, which hold in moisture.
  • After breastfeeding clean your breasts with clear water and squeeze some of your breast milk on your sore areas
  • then expose your breasts air as much as possible.
  • Allow is to dry on your breast. This dried milk on the breast provided a protective coat. The breast milk has healing properties.
  • If you live in a dry climate you can use some lanolin ointment.
  • If there is a break in the skin hyrogel pads can provide healing relief.

During the Breastfeeding Session:

  • Breastfeed from the uninjured (or less injured) side first. Baby will tend to nurse more gently on the second side offered.
  • The initial latch-on tends to hurt the worst – a brief application of ice right before latching can help to numb the area.
  • Experiment with different breastfeeding positions to determine which is most comfortable.
  • If breastfeeding is too painful, it is very important to express milk from the injured side to reduce the risk of mastitis and to maintain supply. If pumping is too painful, try hand expression.

After nursing

Saline can be so soothing!

Salt water rinse

This special type of salt water, called normal saline, has the same salt concentration as tears and should not be painful to use.

To make your own normal saline solution:

Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in one cup (8 oz) of warm water. Make a fresh supply each day to avoid bacterial contamination. You may also buy individual-use packets of sterile saline solution right here.

  • After breastfeeding, soak nipple(s) in a small bowl of warm saline solution for a minute or so–long enough for the saline to get onto all areas of the nipple. Alternately, put the saline solution into a squeeze bottle and squirt it on gently; use plenty of saline, making sure to get it on all areas of broken skin.
  • Avoid prolonged soaking (more than 5-10 minutes) that “super” hydrates the skin, as this can promote cracking and delay healing.
  • Pat dry very gently with a soft paper towel.
  • If baby dislikes the taste of the residual salt from the saline rinse, rinse directly before nursing by dipping nipple(s) into a bowl of plain water. Pat dry gently.

If these practical therapies do not help, you can contact your health care provider or lactation consultant for assistance in this area. I hope you enjoyed this session and learned a lot. Sore nipples is a breastfeeding challenge that can be overcome with these little steps.

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ENGORGEMENT: Get Your Relief


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Even though breastfeeding should be a wonderful experience, it can come with many challenges and struggles along the way. This does not mean that you should give up. Just one problem can be overwhelming and frustrate you to give up. I am here to tell you do not allow this to happen. To avoid this problem you should breastfeed from the first hour after delivery and frequently after to empty breasts.

For the most part, most of the problems can be solved by different techniques .You will find that nurses, and midwives are professionals who can help you overcome your issues. I am sure you agree that breastfeeding should be a good experience. Here are some of the common problems you may have with breastfeeding:

1.Engorged Breasts-Too Much Milk Filling the Breasts

After about 2-5 days after delivery, you are at risk for engorgement. Hence, the importance of breastfeeding right away after your baby is born. Engorgement is the infilling of milk into the ducts, resulting in a flooding of lymph fluid, blood, and the swelling of the breast tissue. The swollen breast tissue adds pressure on the the milk ducts causing them to clamp shut and continue to build up inside resulting in engorgement. It is an inflammatory process.

  • Allow baby to finish the first breast before offering the other side. Switch sides when baby pulls off or falls asleep. Don’t limit baby’s time at the breast.
  • Ensure correct latch and positioning so that baby is nursing well and sufficiently softening the breasts.
  • If baby is not nursing well, express your milk regularly and frequently to maintain milk supply and minimize engorgement.

2. Signs & Symptoms of Engorgement

  • When does it occur?   Engorgement typically begins on the 3rd to 5th day after birth, and subsides within 12-48 hours if properly treated (7-10 days without proper treatment).
  • .How does the breast feel?    The breast will typically feel hard, with tightly stretched skin that may appear shiny, and you may experience warmth, tenderness, and/or throbbing. Engorgement may extend up into the armpit.
  • How does the areola feel?    The areola will typically feel hard (like the tip of your nose or your forehead) rather than soft (like your earlobe), with tight skin that may appear shiny. The nipple may increase in diameter and become flat and taut, making latch-on challenging.
  • You may also have a low-grade fever.
  • Moms’ experiences of engorgement differ. Engorgement:
  • May occur in the areola and/or body of the breast;
  • May occur in one or both breasts;
  • May build to a peak and then decrease, stay at the same level for a period of time (anywhere from minimal to intense), or peak several times.

Tips for treating engorgement

Before nursing

  • Gentle breast massage from the chest wall toward the nipple area before nursing.
  • Cool compresses for up to 20 minutes before nursing.
  • Moist warmth for a few minutes before nursing may help the milk begin to flow (but will not help with the edema/swelling of engorgement). Some suggest standing in a warm shower right before nursing (with shower hitting back rather than breasts) and hand expressing some milk, or immersing the breasts in a bowl or sink filled with warm water. Avoid using warmth for more than a few minutes as the warmth can increase swelling and inflammation.
  • If baby is having difficulty latching due to engorgement, the following things can soften the areola to aid latching:

While nursing

  • Gentle breast compressions and massage during the nursing session can reduce engorgement.
  • After nursing for a few minutes to soften the breast, it may be possible to obtain a better latch by removing baby from the breast and re-latching.

Between feedings

Get real solutions for breast engorgement!
  • If your breast is uncomfortably full at the end of a feeding or between feedings, then express milk to comfort so that the breasts do not become overfull.
  • Hand expression may be most helpful (though obviously second to breastfeeding) as this drains the milk ducts better.
  • Mom might also use a hand pump or a quality electric pump on a low setting for no more than 10 minutes (engorged breast tissue is more susceptible to damage). A “juice-jar” pump may also be used.
  • Massaging the breast (from the chest wall toward the nipple area) is helpful prior to and during milk expression.
  • It’s not good to let the breasts get too full, but you also don’t want to overdo the pumping, as too much pumping will encourage overproduction. If you do need to express milk for comfort, your need to express will likely decrease gradually over time; if it does not, then try gradually decreasing the amount you express.
  • Use cold compresses (ice packs over a layer of cloth) between feedings; 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off; repeat as needed.
  • Cabbage leaf compresses, ice can also be helpful after feedings.
  • Many moms are most comfortable wearing a well fitting, supportive bra. Here is a link to check if you need a really good supportive bra. Avoid tight/ill-fitting bras, as they can lead to plugged ducts and mastitis.
  • Talk to your health care provider about using a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen (approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics for use in breastfeeding mothers) to relieve pain and inflammation.

AVOID:

  • Excess stimulation (for example, don’t direct a shower spray directly on the breasts).
  • Application of heat to the breasts between feedings. This can increase swelling and inflammation. If you must use heat to help with milk flow, limit to a few minutes only.
  • Restricting fluids. This does not reduce engorgement. Drink to thirst.
Contact your lactation consultant or health care provider if:Engorgement is not relieved by these measures.Baby is unable to latch or is not having enough wet/dirty diapers.You have mastitis symptoms: red/painful breast, temperature greater
than 100.6 degrees F, chills, body aches, flu-like symptoms.You have any questions.

Other treatments for engorgement

Cabbage

Applying cabbage leaf compresses to the breast can be helpful for moderate to severe engorgement. There is little research on this treatment thus far, but there is some evidence that cabbage may work more quickly than ice packs or other treatments, and moms tend to prefer cabbage to ice packs.

What are cabbage compresses used for?

I have had many patients who used the cabbage method and they had good success.

  • Engorgement.
  • Extreme cases of oversupply, when the usual measures for decreasing supply (adjusting nursing pattern, nursing “uphill,” etc.) are not working
  • During weaning, to reduce mom’s discomfort and decrease milk supply.
  • Sprains or broken bones, to reduce swelling.

To use cabbage leaves:

Cabbage leaves have been a comfort for many engorged women!
  • Green cabbage leaves may be used chilled or at room temperature.
  • Wash cabbage leaves and apply to breasts between feedings.
  • For engorgement or oversupply: Limit use as cabbage can decrease milk supply. Leave on for 20 minutes, no more than 3 times per day; discontinue use as soon as engorgement/oversupply begins to subside.
  • During the weaning process: Leave the leaves on the breast until they wilt, then apply new leaves as often as needed for comfort.

For further information on how to use cabbage leaves:

“Juice Jar” breast pump

This simple pump can be useful to help with engorgement, and to draw the nipple out when baby is having a difficult time latching on.

  • Find an empty glass jar or bottle at least 1 liter in size with a 5 cm or larger opening. The type of bottle that cranberry juice comes in is often a good size.
  • Fill the jar nearly full with very hot water. The glass will get very hot and you will need to hold it with a towel.
  • Pour all the water out of the jar.
  • Use a cool washcloth to cool down the rim and upper part of the jar so you can touch it without burning yourself (test it with your inner arm).
  • Place your breast gently into the mouth of the jar so that it makes an airtight seal. Some moms lean over a table to do this, others put the jar in their lap on a pillow and lean forward. Expect this to take a few minutes, so make yourself comfortable.
  • As the air slowly cools inside the jar, it creates a vacuum inside the jar and this gentle suction expresses milk from the breast. Break the suction immediately if you feel discomfort – if the jar cools too quickly it may create excessive suction which can damage breast tissue.
  • Repeat for the other breast.
  • Some moms need to repeat this, others find it works sufficiently with only one try.

Fenugreek seed poultice

This is a traditional treatment for engorgement or mastitis. Steep several ounces of fenugreek seeds in a cup or so of water. Let seeds cool, then mash them. Place on a clean cloth, warm, and use as a poultice or plaster on engorged or mastitic breasts to help with let-down and sore spots. For more information, see Fenugreek.

Avoid formula and only breastfeed.

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) leaves have been applied topically to the breasts to treat breast engorgement. Some investigators cut out a hole in the leaves to keep the nipples dry. Leaves have been applied frozen, refrigerated or at room temperature. Various studies found cabbage leaves beneficial for reducing breast engorgement and pain regardless of temperature. You can check out this site for cabbage leaves and ointment.

Bottom Line:

Breast engorgement is never a good experience. Try as much as possible to avoid it. Like we said earlier, prevention is better than cure. I hope you have a wonderful time postpartum . Be sure to breastfeed as soon as possible after baby’s birth. I enjoyed this session and hope you did as well. You can leave comments or questions and join our mailing list below. Thanks for stopping by and come again.

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THE BEST BREASTFEEDING MUST HAVES: Top Products


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Having the right tools is a key to your success!

Have you decided or are you thinking about breastfeeding your baby? You may not have considered all the tools you will need to make your journey successful. Your comfort and convenience is my main concern here. Having the right tools to spark your breastfeeding adventure is crucial. Your Having the right tools can make your breastfeeding experience so sustainable and enjoyable. Here are some of the best tools to help you along:

  1. Nursing Pillows:

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2. Nipple shields:

Nipple shields are convenient for mamas who may be experiencing difficulty with baby latching on or nipples may be flat. However it should be used under the supervision of a professional like a midwife. They should only be used temporary as they can reduce your milk supply. Personally I have advised many of my clients to try these and they were very successful in helping baby to breastfeed.

They allow baby to suck while extending the nipples adequate enough for baby to latch on. They come in various sizes. You would need a lactation or specialist to guide you. For latch-on issues: Contact nipple shields are effective tools to address short term latch-on issues related to premature, small, or ill infants, flat or inverted nipples, tongue tie, lip tie, or overactive let-down.

Comfortable & designed for baby: Lansinoh nipple shields are made of ultra-thin, soft and flexible silicone for maximum comfort. Special cut out design to maximize skin-to-skin contact. BPA and BPS free.

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Multiple sizes to fit all moms: Includes 2 size 2 (24 millimeter) shields. Also available in Size 1 (20 millimeter). All Nipple shields should be used under the advisement of a breastfeeding professional. Here is a paid link to this valuable item.

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3. Breast Milk storage bags & containers:

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Breastfeeding requires containers for storing the breast milk you pump. They are sterile or germ free bags that help to keep your breast milk well kept. After researching I found that the Lasinoh storage bags are the best for purpose. Here are some qualities :

  • Ideal breast milk storage: Our breastmilk storage bags are ideal for storing, freezing and protecting precious breastmilk. They come pre-sterilized with a double zipper seal to prevent leakage.
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  • Save time & pump directly into bag: Pump directly into Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags for convenience and reduced waste. Stand or lay flat for compact storage. Easy to use with write-on label and convenient pour spout.
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4. Breast pump:

Breast pumps are complementary for breastfeeding. If your breastfeeding is going to be long term, you will need an effective pump like Spectra Baby USA S1Plus Electric Breast Pump is very good breast pump because of its special features:

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  • Closed system: No need to clean the narrow tubing because Spectra S1 has a closed pumping system that keeps tubing dry by preventing air flow between expressed milk and pump tubing while pumping protecting breast milk and baby from bacteria and mold
  • Rechargeable battery: Spectra S1 has a convenient, inbuilt rechargeable battery
  • Customizable settings: Each mother can customize her pump’s settings to her own body’s response and follow her flow to find her own best settings with the S1’s completely adjustable suction and 2 phase cycling in let-down and expression mode
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5. Breastfeeding clothes:

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6. Nursing pads:

Lansinoh Stay Dry Disposable Nursing Pad I have found to be very economical and effective. They are the most popular because of this.

Nursing pads are needed for home and travel. As a new mom, you will experience let downs which cause your breasts to leak. wearing a pad in your bra will help with not soiling your clothes. They come as disposable or reusable forms.

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7. Nursing ointments/ creams:

You can try washing your breasts with clear water, then applying your breast milk on your irritated breasts. Do not use soap on your breasts at this time as it can cause more irritation. Olive or coconut oil can also be used. I research and found that the Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream topped them all .

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MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT

  • Super Portable- Comes with three small lanolin cream tubes for easy transport in your purse, diaper bag, or any other portable carrier
  • #1 Recommended Brand- Our HPA Lanolin Cream for Breastfeeding is clinically tested and most recommended by Doctors
  • For Nursing Mothers- Thick, rich lanolin nipple cream soothes and protects sore nipples
  • Safe for Baby- Made from just lanolin, so there’s no need to remove this nipple nursing cream before breastfeeding
  • 100% Natural- No petroleum, parabens, or preservatives. Our Lansinoh nipple cream is made from a single, hypoallergenic ingredient
  • Here you can check this paid link for this product and here for important Q & A

8. Nursing stools & Chairs( Look at this)

I am sure you believe that nursing stools and chairs are necessary and a plus for a comfortable breastfeeding session. I thought this one was a real steal for the look and price.

Amazon purchase

Price: $149.99

Free shipping

Ratings:4.3 /5 with 1,656

MORE ABOUT THIS ITEM

  • Color Cushion Color : Cream; Finish : Espresso
  • Product Dimensions Glider: 39.5 ” H x 25.75 “W; x 24.75” D; Weight: 38 lbs. Ottoman Dimensions: 14.5 ” H x 16.0 “W x 20.5” D; Weight: 12.0 Lb.
  • Material / Construction Solid wooden frame makes Glider and Ottoman stability and durability. Closed Ball-bearings for smooth gliding and rocking motion.
  • COMFORT: Generous seating room with thick cushions for maximum comfort and pockets to hold your belongings. Comes with matching Ottoman. Fill Material: 100 % Polyurethane Foam Easy spot cleanable.
  • Assembly Beautiful and easy to assemble furniture that is ideal glider rocker for your nursery. Required tool set included. Check this paid link out. You can check this link for the reviews. I think it is worth the purchase.

9. Nursing Bras

Nursing bras should be worn during the post partum period because of their easy workability with breastfeeding sessions. There are basically 2 types you can consider. There is one for breastfeeding when you are not pumping and one for wearing while pumping.

Amazon purchase

Ratings: 4.4/ 5 with 5,998 reviews!

Price:$17.99-$33.89 (3 in pack)

# 1 Best seller

MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:

  • Hook and Eye closure
  • The modal material added to the fabric using the latest technology ensures a buttery soft feel of the bras.
  • One-hand Access, Adjustable Shoulder Straps, Hook & Eye Closure. Easy drop cups for convenient feeding
  • While the stylish V-neck design makes your breasts more breathable, it keeps them comfy at the same time. The unique push up padding makes the breasts more attractive while giving enough support.
  • Seamless, Side Widening, Super Supporting ;Easy to Size, Removable Molded Foam Cups, 100% Breathable
  • Package Including: 3pcs nursing bras + 3pcs extra matching bra extenders + 3pcs extra bra strap clips. Check here for some Q & As on this product. Use this paid link to find this # 1 best selling item

10. Breastfeeding Covers

Breastfeed in security and confidence!

Breastfeeding covers are a valuable tool that is needed when breastfeeding in public. It brings confidence, security, and privacy. There is no need not to breastfeed in public.

Great Price: $20.49

Amazon’s top choice

Ratings 106 : 4 .5 /5 with 5 questions & answers

MORE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT:

  • MULTI-PURPOSE: The ultimate new mom accessory: can be worn as a scarf, poncho, nursing cover or used as a car seat cover
  • Shawl is QUICK-DRYING, lightweight and flatters any figures
  • ULTRA-SOFT Top Layer that Touches the Skin: Fabric made from renewable bamboo
  • UPF 50+ sun protection for mom and baby while nursing or transporting
  • ONE SIZE FITS MOST
  • Comfortable with great support
  • You can check this paid link out this fabulous product and here for the Qs & As


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Breastfeeding Goals: Preparation Is Worth It!


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I would like to encourage you to set some goals for your breastfeeding journey. Setting goals for breastfeeding is just as important as setting goals for loosing weight, or passing an exam. It makes you more committed and determined. Many times, we hear that babies should be fed only breast milk for six months to one year. Just thinking about this can be overwhelming. The thought of this can overwhelm you, but do not focus on this ;instead take small steps. Your goals can be long or short term. One day at a time.

Do you know that breastfeeding takes lots of practice and gets better with time.

Here are some examples of short-term goals:
• Before my baby arrives, I will take a breastfeeding class.
• In the hospital, I’ll practice correct latching with my baby and
will work with a breastfeeding expert if I need to.
• When we get home from the hospital, I will ask my partner,
mom, or other loved one for help around the house so that I

spend valuable time with my little star.

BEFORE BABY ARRIVES:

□ Take a breastfeeding class.
□ Talk to your partner and family about
breastfeeding.
□ Get any supplies you may need for
breastfeeding.
□ Figure out who you can call when you face a
challenge. A breastfeeding peer counselor,
breastfeeding expert, a lactation
consultant, or a family member can help.
□ Create a birth plan that supports your desire to
breastfeed.
□ Talk to your employer about your plans to
breastfeed and make a plan that will allow you
to pump at work.
□ Learn how to get a breast pump.
□ Learn about hand expressing milk.

AT THE HOSPITAL OR BIRTHING CENTER

□ Breastfeed your baby as soon as possible after
delivery.
□ Ask the staff for help breastfeeding, if you need
it, to get off to a good start.

FIRST DAYS AND WEEKS AT HOME:


□ Relax! Find a place where you can breastfeed
comfortably.
□ Practice different positions for breastfeeding.
□ Learn your baby’s hunger and fullness cues.
□ Reach out for help when you hit a bump in
the road, like sore nipples, plugged ducts, milk
supply concerns, and more.

Use a pacifier if breastfeeding is well established

1 MONTH TO 6 WEEKS IN:
□ Celebrate your achievements! Look at how your
baby has grown, thanks to your hard work.
□ Start pumping and storing milk. This is good
practice for returning to work, too.


GOING BACK TO WORK:
□ Continue talking with your employer about your
needs and your schedule. You’ll want to pump
during the times when you would normally feed
your baby at home.
□ Talk to your child care provider, even if it’s
a family member, about how to feed your
baby so that you can continue meeting your
breastfeeding goals.
□ Breastfeed your baby before you leave for work
or at the child care drop-off location.
□ If possible, stop by your baby’s child care
provider during one of your breaks to breastfeed.
□ Make time for a feeding when you pick up your
baby at the end of the day. It can be a nice time
after being apart.

6 MONTHS AND BEYOND:
□ Start introducing solid foods.
□ Check in on how you’re doing. Are you ready to
make new long-term goals?

Consider setting the right goals for your little star!

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Amazing Breast Pump Reviews: Give It Your Best Shot!


I would like to introduce you to some of the wonderful baby essentials that you can purchase from Amazon. I would like to help you to look at some products that could assist you in your pregnancy journey. These products were chosen because I researched them and found them to be very economical and useful for you. I will receive a small commission at not extra cost to you. Thank you in advance if you do decide to make a purchase. We will review the following products:

  1. The Medela Freestyle Flex Breast Pump
  2. The Medela Symphony Breast Pump
  3. Spectra Baby USA – S2 Plus Premier Electric Breast Pump
  4. Spectra Baby USA – S2 Plus Premier Electric Breast Pump
  5. NatureBond Silicone Breastfeeding Manual Breast Pump

1. Medela Freestyle Flex Breast Pump

Cheaper place to buy: Amazon

Price: $199.00

Free shipping

Rating: 4.6 /5 stars – 3,589 reviews

Assorted Sizes:

  • 21mm
  • 24mm
  • 27mm
  • 30mm
  • 36mm

Warranty:

  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE

Great news! mothers can now produce more milk in less time. An exceptional breast pump made specifically for optimal efficiency for maximized flow. This was made possible by its patented and research-based2 Phase Expression Technology.

  • INSURANCE VALIDATED-Most Medela breast pumps are validated by insurance.

This pump is very reliable, and very efficient. It is a real go- to breast pump for Mums today.

  • CUSTOMIZABLE SETTINGS AND ACCESSORIES:
  • Single knob adjustable speed and vacuum with one touch letdown button; Set of 24mm/medium size flanges allow moms to enhance their pumping experience, based on what’s most effective and comfortable
  • OVERFLOW PROTECTION:
  • Closed system at the motor, which prevents milk from entering the motor; UL Listed; 120 VAC
  • INCLUDES: Built-in breast pump in backpack; Battery pack; Cooler bag and ice pack; (4) 5-oz. 150 mL bottles with lids; Double pumping kit: 1 set of 24mm flanges, 2 connectors, 2 valves and membranes, 1 set of tubing; 120 VAC; 60 Hz transformer
  • Founded in 1961, Medela has long been recognized as an expert advocate of breastfeeding through its development of innovative, research-based breast pump technology. As a result, is the #1 breast pump brand in America and the most recommended by doctors, chosen first by moms, and used most in hospitals
  • DISCREET AND DURABLE BACKPACK:
  • With built-in breast pump holds everything you need for portable and discreet pumping; Removable cooler bag holds ice pack and bottles to help your breastmilk stay cool while away from baby.
  • EASY TO USE

ANOTHER VERSION OF THIS FASCINATING PUMP:

QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THIS FEATURE:

Question: Is the pump built into the bag, or can it be used separately without carrying the bag?

Answer: My daughter in law says that it is velcroed into the bag and can be removed. I remember when we unpacked it that the pump part was boxed up. I think the bag has a place for the plug to go through so it can be plugged in without removing it from the bag, and all of the tubing and things are easily stored in the bag, so … see more
By Holly M. Perkins on August 22, 2013 See more answers

Question: Is there enough space in teh bag to not need to also carry a purse? For example I’d want to put keys, wallet, smartphone, and maybe ipad mini.

Answer: II used to bring it up to school and put my lunch in it. There’s a lot of room on the side and top of the bag. I also could fit my phone, hand purse, and kindle in it with ease.
By Mary Krason Wiker on October 15, 2013 See more answers (1)

Question: Can you please tell me what the Medela PersonalFit Breastshields size comes with ? S M L XL XXL? Thank you .

Answer: The 24mm (Medium) size shields come with the pump. Having the correct size shield is a big part of getting good flow from the breast. I started off with the mediums but I purchase my own Large size shields at Babies R Us and it made a huge difference.
By Asimov’s Muse on January 14, 2014

Question:

Can you use any kind of bottles for this cause I am wanting to use glass bottles. Thanks

Answer: The pump comes with 5-6 (6 oz) plastic bottles to pump into. You can then empty the milk into whatever bottles or containers you want for storage or feeding.
By Jessi S. on April 21, 2014 See more answers (4)




2. Medela Symphony Breast Pump, Hospital Grade Breast Pump

Top rated for your success!

This pump though pretty costly, is very effective. This is one of the best hospital graded hospital pumps you can find.

Price: $2,002.49

Ratings- 81 reviews : 4 of 5- Stars

Free shipping

Warranty:

  • HOSPITAL GRADE:
  • Helps initiate and maintain milk supply with Medela’s patented, research-based 2-Phase Expression Technology, designed to closely mimic a baby’s natural nursing rhythms and proven to express 18% more breast milk when double pumping
  • INNOVATIVE DESIGN FEATURING OVERFLOW PROTECTION:
  • The Symphony Breast Pump’s kit (sold separately) is independent from the pumping mechanism and protected from milk overflow by a specially designed membrane to create a closed system
  • EFFICIENT, COMFORTABLE, WHISPER-QUIET:
  • Clinically proven to achieve faster milk ejection and flow when pumping at Maximum Comfort Vacuum for optimal efficiency; whisper-quiet operation ensures discretion during late night or early morning pumping
  • REQUIRES MEDELA SYMPHONY DOUBLE PUMPING KIT FOR USE:
  • Sold separately (model #67099); this kit includes all necessary components to get started, including tubes, valves, membranes, breast shields, and bottles
  • Founded in 1961, Medela has long been recognized as an expert advocate of breastfeeding through its development of innovative, research-based breast pump technology. As a result, is the #1 breast pump brand in America and the most recommended by doctors, chosen first by moms, and used most in hospitals.
  • This product’s kit is a single-user item unless properly sterilized between users. Use by more than one user without adequate sterilization may pose a health risk and voids the warranty.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FEATURE:

Question:I have just ordered this kit. Will this improve my milk supply at week 5 or is it late?

Answer:It’s not too late at all! Try to express more frequently than you would feed – about every 2 hours during the day, in order to build up your supply. If you can, see a lactation consultant for support or try the kellymom website, she has lots of good information. It can be hard yards at the start, but it is worth investment
By Dean Spilias on November 6, 2015 See more answers (3)

Question:Does it operate on rechargeable battery?

Answer: The answer is YES for the model I used. But when I used it at home/office, I would have it plugged into the wall socket, and I would leave it plugged in even when I wasn’t using it. When travelling (e.g. in a plane), without plugging it, I could easily do 2 pump sessions of 15 minutes each. The instruction says with… see more
By TFarm on December 7, 2015 See more answers (3)

Question: Is this dual voltage? On the bottom of the pump, does it have a value of “100-240” for “V~” and “50/60” for “Hz”?

Answer: The machine I used back in 2010 and 2011 did switch voltage automatically. You just need to bring a few adaptor plugs for the different outlets on the wall in each country. Also if you charge the machine full the night before you travel, in case you cannot get to an outlet, the machine can work up to 20-30 minutes with… see more
By TFarm on April 30, 2014 See more answers (2)

Question:Why does this cost more than 2 iPhones?

Answer:Do you love your wife and baby?
By my thuan on March 15, 2020

Breast Implants? Excellent for Low Milk Supply!

Maggie5.0 out of 5 stars Best pump in the market

Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2015I really wish I had done better research before purchasing my medela pump in style, don’t get me wrong, if you are one of those lucky moms with a vast milk production medela pump in style is perfect for you… In my opinion! I had a breast augmentation 6 years ago and was told it would not affect future breastfeeding… WRONG! It has completely affected my milk supply… From obstruction to a few mammary glands to my implants blocking my milk flow. I have to milk myself during every session to make sure I get all the milk out. I had to give my baby formula and breast milk because in the beginning I was only making .5 oz per session (both breasts) and my baby after 3 days born was eating 2oz every 2 hours. After researching ways to get my supply up I read about this gem. I m still not producing a ton, but after 2 months of non stop pumping and nursing and the use of this, I’m now making about 4-5 oz per pump session (both breasts) it took a lot of work but at least my girl is getting some breastmilk.


3. Spectra Baby USA – S2 Plus Premier Electric Breast Pump

Price: $159.00

Amazon Choice

Free shipping

Rating :4.5 /5- with 2,784 reviews

Sizes Available:

24mm

28mm

HERE ARE THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS MAGNIFICENT PUMP:

  • Soothing Soft Pink
  • Single or Double Pump capability
  • Built-in nightlight for middle-of-the-night pumping
  • Includes: Spectra S2 Hospital Grade Double/Single breast pump, 12 volt AC power adapter, detachable power cord prong, (2) Spectra wide neck bottle, (2) Spectra backflow protector, (2) Spectra duckbill valve, (2) Spectra tubing, (2) 24mm flange, (2) 28mm flange
  • Closed system: No need to clean the narrow tubing because Spectra S1 has a closed pumping system that keeps tubing dry by preventing air flow between expressed milk and pump tubing while pumping protecting breast milk and baby from bacteria, mold and viruses
  • Customizable settings: Each mother can customize her pump’s settings to her own body’s response and follow her flow to find her own best settings with the S2’s completely adjustable suction and 2 phase cycling in let-down and expression mode
  • BPA/DEHP free: All of Spectra Baby USA storage containers and parts that come in contact with breast milk are BPA/DEHP free
  • Mommy owned: Spectra Baby USA is owned and run by registered nurses, board certified lactation consultants, and more importantly… by moms

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FEATURE:


Does the milk go through the tubing like in the medela?

Answer:

No it does not. It has a backflow filter that creates a barrier between the tubing and flanges. Since it is a closed system, you don’t have to replace your tubing.. Unless you misplace them. But milk does get into the filter, so make sure you clean them. The filters are easily opened and closed, perfect for an easy clean.
By Anonymous… on October 1, 2014 See more answers (9)

Question:

How many/what accessories would you recommend for a first time pumper who will be working an office job M-F, 8-530?

Answer:

ALL you need are milk bags and a bag to carry it all in. It sounds crazy, but I pumped DIRECTLY into the bags! I really liked the Lansinoh brand milk bags and a Vera Bradley tote for carrying everything. There’s also no need to refrigerate fresh milk for up to 9 hours, as long as it is kept at room temperature.
By naturalmommy on July 22, 2015

Question:Could you please tell me what all comes with this specific pump? Is everything included to use as a double pump?

Answer:

Everything you need to use as a double pump is included (two tubes, two back-flow valves, two breast shields, two valves, two bottles, and two caps for the bottles – I think nipples for the bottles, too, but I’ve never used those). I love this pump – I had a Medela pump for my first kiddo and this one has been working… see more
By Mackenzie R. on November 21, 2014 

Question:

Where is the adapter that lets you dual pump. I got mine in from Amazon today and couldn’t find the adapter anywhere in the box. Does it come with it

Answer:

There is no adapter, there are 2 places to plug the tubes into- you simply remove the “clear plastic top” off of the bottom hole on the bottom of the machine. If you want to dual pump just plug each tube into the holes on the front of the machine- when you only want to pump one- just replace the “clear plastic top” ba… see more


4. Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump with Stimulation and Expression

Price:$24.75

Free shipping/ Domestic and International Shipping Available

Ratings-4.5 star – 2, 235 reviews. The reviews on this manual pump is so

HERE ARE THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THIS MAGNIFICENT MANUAL PUMP:

  • Comfortable for Mom: Comfort Fit Flanges have a soft, flexible rim that’s soft on mom’s skin while maintaining a good seal for optimal suction
  • Easy to Use: This lightweight portable hand breast pump is designed with an Easy Express Handle to reduce hand fatigue while pumping
  • Efficient Pumping: Our adjustable two mode technology gets milk flowing during the letdown phase before maximizing milk flow with the expression phase
  • Convenient and Portable: This Lansinoh breast pump is easy to clean, easy to use, and easy to assemble. All parts that come into contact with breastmilk are dishwasher safe. Lightweight and easy to fit into your bag, perfect for pumping on the go.
  • Lansinoh Compatible: Works with Lansinoh breastmilk storage bags and Lansinoh baby bottles for a consistent, convenient experience.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS FEATURE:

Judi G5.0 out of 5 stars Better, faster, strongerReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2018

Verified Purchase

I’ve used several of the electric hospital grade breast pumps- including the one that retails for close to 2k. None of them compare to how much milk I can get with this thing! I get triple the amount in half the time. Yes, it takes effort. Yes, you can’t do much more than pump. But considering I was spending 30 minutes every two hours not able to do anything because I was tied to a wall plug looking like a milk cow… I’ll gladly spend 15 minutes with a hand pump every 3 hours and get so much more out of it. I wish I had tried this sooner- my little one is 7 weeks and we’ve been supplementing with formula from week 1. This might have saved us the hassle of that.84 people found this helpfulHelpfulCommentReport abuseChristin J Ingram5.0 out of 5 stars I love this little pump

Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2017

Verified Purchase

I love this little pump. I’m so grateful I bought it. I had been using the medela pisa at home and thought my supply was getting low because when my daughter was around 5 months I noticed I was pumping less and less. One night I woke up to pump since my daughter started sleeping longer stretches. I pumped about an ounce from my medela in 10 mins. That’s not normal at all for me. I pulled out the Lansinoh and pumped 3 ounces in 6 mins. Needless to say, the suction on my medela was going down the drain. So glad I had this as back up and that it works so well. I like to use this on one side while my daughter is doing her late night feed on the other side. I usually can get 4 to 5 ounces.

Redsilas5.0 out of 5 stars I was able to increase my pumped milk supply with this little guyReviewed in the United States on June 13, 2018

Verified PurchaseI’ve owned three electric pumps in my nursing mom time (Avent, Medela, Spectra) and this pump just floored me with how much more effective it is than my electric pumps! I actually bought this because my Spectra wasn’t working and the replacement part for the valve would be about two weeks to arrive. So I was pumping at work with just one flange and it was taking double the time. I ordered this manual pump based on the reviews and it had a pretty quick learning curve to use.

The part the blew me away – I used this on one side while having my Spectra on the other (using a breast pump bra to keep everything centered). I was able to pump comfortably for 10 minutes without any issues – no hand cramping at all – and when I checked at the end how much I pumped with the manual – I got 1 ounce more on the manual pump side than the Spectra side. I thought maybe just that side had a bit more milk so I switched which side I used this Lasinoh on the next session and I got an additional ounce on that side!

This little manual pump has helped increase my milk supply and I really do recommend it

!68 people found this helpfulHelpfulCommentReport abuseSophia5.0 out of 5 stars Worth having even if you have an electric pump, great value.

Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019

Verified Purchase

Nice little hand pump. The parts are relatively few, easy to assemble and put together and clean. I am used to Medela parts and the valve on this one is easier to put on and seems sturdy. Extra valve included in package. Shield detaches so you could use your own (like pumpin pals) but i found the included shield to be quite comfortable. It’s nice that it comes with two sizes though I am standard/small and the small one works well. Pumping action and suction seems adequate. I only ever use the strong setting, and it takes a few pumps to build up to suction. Obviously it is not as effective as my electric double pump but this is quick and easy to whip out if you just need to relieve engorgement in the middle of the night, or pump a few times before nursing to draw out the nipple to get closer to letdown for your baby. It’s also nice to be able to dynamically vary the length of the “sucks” depending on your milk spray which you can’t do with an electric pump so easily.
It comes with bottle, stand, nipple, but I prefer Kiinde pouches. The adapter that works is purple in color and labeled “Lansinoh” on the inside, which I mention because it took me awhile to find the right adapter in the Kiinde box. Bonus, purple adapter matches the rest of the pump parts. Pic attached.
I also have the haakaa pump and I prefer this one, but it would depend on your use case. Haakaa works better as a letdown catcher but I don’t normally have that issue, and I would find it hard to use while nursing anyways. Lansinoh pump has better pump action/suction and better for actually achieving letdown and relieving engorgement. I also found it harder to squeeze the haakaa just the right way to get the suction I wanted but on the Lansinoh obviously with the handle it’s dead simple. It is also easier to combine breast compression with pumping on the lansinoh because it doesn’t constantly lose suction when doing compressions as much as haakaa.
Bottom line, i am very happy with this product and find it a useful adjunct to my electric pump. Great value.Read more


5. NatureBond Silicone Breastfeeding Manual Breast Pump

Very Effective and Economical!

Amazon’s Top Choice!

 

Great Price: $12.99

Free shipping if order is more than $25.00 / Domestic and international shipping available

Amazon’s Top choice for silicone pump

Rating-4.5/5 star with 10,739 reviews! Wow!

  •  Most Value For Money Silicone Breast Pump / Breastmilk Saver With BOTH Pump Strap And Silicone Pump Stopper: Silicone Manual Breast Pump collects “let-down” / breast milk leaks and relieves engorgement using pure natural suction pressure. Every ounce of breast milk is precious. Save it for your baby.
  • Extremely Soft And Comfortable. Unlike other silicone pumps that have pour spout, Nature Bond has removed redundant pour spout that cause discomfort to breast skin during suction. This is important to moms. With Pump Straps, there will be “no more crying over spilled milk” too.
  • Easy to use, Lightweight and Portable – Hands-free and saves breastmilk on the other side during breastfeeding. Very Lightweight and Perfect for travelling. Hassle free and no pumping “noise” that may awake the baby
  • High Quality Silicone breast pump. Sterile Vacuum Sealed. BPA Free and 100% Food Grade Silicone. Lab tested and certified by Bureau Veritas which is a World Leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification.
  • ★ Must Have Essentials Pack that includes both Patented Pump Strap And Silicone Stopper. Complete with Dust Cover Lid, Velvet Pouch, Silicone Breast Pump and Full Color English Instructions in Hardcover Gift Box. Perfect baby shower gift for newborn mothers. Recommended by lactation nurses from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (USA). #1 Silicone Manual Breast Pump in USA, UK & Canada.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THIS PRODUCT


Will this just stay on the breast to collect letdown ?? Or do I need to hold it ?

Answer:

Dear Maddy,
Yes, due to strong suction pressure and light weighted silicone material, the breast pump will stay on to collect letdown.
It works fine. When the pump is fully collected and filled with breastmilk, eg 80%-100% filled, we recommend mummies to pour the milk into an empty bottle first for the next round
By NatureBond USA SELLER  on December 27, 2016

Question:Is this dishwasher safe?

Answer:

Yes. They can withstand boiling them (which I do to sanitize them). I have put them in the dishwasher.
By A. Harper on January 24, 2020

Question:

Can it use in steamer?

Answer:

Hi,
Yes, you can use steamer to sterilize the pump. Please put in steamer for at least 3 minutes.
This sterilization step has also been indicated in the Instructions Sheet that come with the product package.
By NatureBond USA Seller on November 24, 2016

Question:

Can I sterilize this in a microwave sterilizer? I misplaced the instructions it came with.

Answer: I believe you can. It talks about steaming for sterilization and usually the microwave sterilization is a steaming process.
By Andrea on December 8, 2016


I hope you enjoyed my breast pumps reviews. All of these pumps have been proven to bring so much joys to most of the users. I hope you were able to find one that suits your needs. Some women prefer to have both an electric and a manual pump. You can choose depending on your needs. e.g. you may prefer to carry a manual if you are going out or are back to work. Please leave a comment or question below if you need to and thanksfor stopping by.