Breast Pumps

Breast Pumps
Breast pumps are devices meant to stimulate lactation in women. As breast milk is the gold standard in nutrition for all infants, pumps are indispensable tools when used correctly.
They are vastly superior to formulas and play a key role in many new mom's lives as they attempt to navigate modern career demands and time limitations.

Breast pumps are popular with career moms and stay at home moms alike. They allow moms to ensure their babies still receive the best possible nutrition on schedule, when away from home, no matter the circumstances.
Whether the pumps are mechanically driven or electrically wired, they are a serious tool in helping with problems such as:

  • Latching difficulties
  • Breast pain and tenderness
  • Breast engorgement
  • Separating medication from the breast milk before the baby consumes the milk
  • Babies unable to suckle
When are breast pumps good options?
Pumps are incredibly versatile and easy to use. They tackle a lot of issues that first time moms encounter.
  • When too much milk is produced:
Here, they can make use of the pump to store lots of extra milk on hand to supply milk whenever they wish. These moms can catch up on sleep and even go to work in some cases.
  • When too little milk is produced:
Here, the act of using the breast pump can trigger the necessary hormones for lactation. Even if the stimulation doesn’t completely succeed, the milk can be stored for later use until the mother recovers so the baby can nurse more in the long run.
  • When moms deliver early:
Here, some babies weigh too little at birth and are too weak to suckle. In these instances, the breast pump can be a godsend as it removes the burden of suckling from the baby while still providing them with the best nutrition possible to gain strength. In all cases, breast pumps are recommended over formula milk concoctions.

The pumps help nature along instead of attempting to replace it. There is a knack to using them and a small learning curve, but that pays off very handsomely in the long run. Insurance covered breast pumps provided under your health plan can offer serious assistance during difficult times, unlike other artificial methods that create co-dependencies and take options away in the long run.

Article Reviewed By Crystal Ibetoh MD, MBA reviews each article and ensures the accuracy of the health information. Dr. Ibetoh has strong medical interests in women's health and preventative medicine. She is also a mother of three and uses her medical expertise in addition to personal experience to provide advice about breastfeeding.

*The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding breastfeeding.*

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