Pumping, while also breastfeeding full-time, can feel cumbersome. Sometimes pumping mamas (who are also breastfeeding full-time) have to pump multiple times to get enough milk for one feeding. Knowing facts like this can help set expectations for yourself so that you’re able to feel empowered rather than frustrated.[Read more…] about 7 Tips to Pump More Milk
Every new mom with a brand new breast pump has this same experience. Imagine it: you’re opening your new pump for the first time. You’re excited and ready to give it a whirl. But wait. There are multiple sizes of flange! And what is a flange?!
A flange is a funnel-like piece that attaches your breast to the pump; sometimes, it is referred to as a breast shield. Your breast pump may come with one or two sizes of flanges for you to use. But how do you know which one to use, or if those are even the correct size for you? And does it matter what size flange you use?
Yes, it matters. Here is why.[Read more…] about Pumping: Are You Using the Right Flange Size?