Breastfeeding is one of the most natural and healthy ways to feed your baby, but it’s not always easy or possible to d so directly. Expressing milk while at work so that it may be given to your baby the next day. Breastfeed your baby directly when you are with him/her. Start introducing a bottle of expressed milk to your baby at about six weeks after birth, once breastfeeding has been properly established. Then gradually increase the number of expressed milk feeds about two weeks before you start work. But the question arises, which breast pump to buy?
HOW TO CHOOSE BREAST PUMP FOR YOURSELF?
There are three basic types of breast pumps: Manual pumps. Battery-powered pumps. Electric pumps.
For mothers who need or choose to pump their milk, electric breast pumps have become an increasingly popular choice because of their convenience and efficiency.
Points to remember Before buying a Breast Pump
- Pumping frequency: If you plan to pump at least a couple of times a week, a manual pump doesn’t make sense, because you’ll have to expend a lot of time and energy to use it. In that case, it’s probably worth investing in a double or single electric pump.
- Noise level: While no breast pump is entirely silent, some are louder than others. If you’ll be pumping at the workplace, prefer a pump with less noise.
- Customer reviews: When choosing what pumps to buy, look for consumer experiences.
- Price: The variety of pumps of various prices are available in the market. Choose one according to your own budget.
- Features of the product: In addition to popularity and prices, look at features that make the whole process of pumping easier and more convenient for you.
- Availability: While choosing, always look for a product that is easily available in your local medical store or Amazon.
- Brand reputation: Look for medical credibility, and brand having good business practices.
- Portability: If you are a mother, who travels a lot, or will be pumping at your workplace, make sure to buy a breast pump that is portable.