A breast pump for a new mother might be an over-whelming experience. However, with these simple steps and techniques you will learn how to properly use a breast pump. It is easier to pump milk when you are relaxed and sitting in a comfortable spot.
Some mom’s have found that carrying a photo of their newborn, clothes, or a blanket to serve as a reminder of your baby, I have heard using this technique helps many moms get their milk flowing so that they are able to pump. I personally, didn’t have any issues pumping enough milk but other mothers have difficulty. Try not to stress yourself out while you are pumping, it will only complicate matters.
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Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns about using a breast pump, please consult a lactation consultant for additional help.