Ten mistakes of breast pump


1. The necessary breast pump in the waiting bag

Many mothers have prepared a breast pump early in pregnancy. In fact, the breast pump is not an essential item in the waiting bag.

Breast pumps are generally used in the following situations:

Separation of mother and child after delivery

Chasing milk

Back milk at work

If your mother has to return to the workplace after giving birth, you can prepare one in advance sooner or later.

If your mother is already at home full-time, you don’t have to prepare a breast pump during pregnancy, because you can use a breast pump if breastfeeding is successfully turned on.

The most important thing during pregnancy is to learn more and master the correct knowledge and skills of breastfeeding.

2. The greater the suction power when breastfeeding, the better?

Many people think that the principle of sucking milk in a breast pump is to suck the milk out with negative pressure, just like adults use a straw to drink water. If you think so, you are wrong.

Breast pump sucking milk is actually a way of simulating pro-feeding, which stimulates the areola to produce a milk array and then removes a lot of milk.

Therefore, the negative pressure suction power of the breast pump is not as large as possible. Too much negative pressure causes the mother to feel uncomfortable, but it will affect the milk array. As long as you find the maximum comfortable negative pressure when breastfeeding.

How to find the maximum comfortable negative pressure?

When the mother is sucking milk, the pressure is increased from the lowest gear, and when the mother feels uncomfortable, the downward pressure is the maximum comfort negative pressure.

In general, the maximum comfortable negative pressure on one side of the breast is almost the same, so if it is adjusted once, mother can feel it directly in this pressure position next time, and make fine adjustments if it is not comfortable.

3. The longer the pumping time, the better

In order to pursue more milk, many mothers suck their breasts for one hour at a time, causing their areolas to become swollen and exhausted.

The use of a breast pump is not as long as possible. It is not easy to stimulate the milk array after the pumping time is too long, and it is also easy to cause breast damage.

In most cases, one-sided breast pumping should not exceed 15-20 minutes, and the time limit for bilateral breast pumping should not exceed 15-20 minutes.

If you haven't sucked a drop of milk after a few minutes of pumping, you can pause breast pumping at this time, and then use a massage, hand milking, etc. to stimulate the milk array and then pump the milk.

4. The speaker cover is only available in the manufacturer's size

Some mothers have nipple pain, injury, areola and edema after using the breast pump. It is likely that the size of the horn cover of the breast pump is not suitable, because the horn cover provided by most breast pump manufacturers at the time of purchase is standard The size is 24mm, so mothers don't know that there are other sizes for the horn cover.

In fact, the relationship between the nipple and the horn cover is just like the relationship between our feet and shoes. We must match the size to go far.

How to observe whether the size of the speaker cover is suitable?

There is a gap of 1-2mm between the nipple and the wall of the cup. A small part of the areola is sucked into the cup, most of the areola is outside.

5. Use someone else's second-hand breast pump

In addition to the hospital-level rental breast pump can be used by multiple mothers, it is not recommended to use second-hand household breast pumps. The specific reason can be seen in this article: Can a second-hand breast pump be used?

Six, breast pump can not suck the milk

It is often heard that some mothers say that breast pumps cannot suck back milk, which is another big misunderstanding of breast pumps.

The difference between so-called pre-milk and post-milk is mainly the fat content in breast milk. "Later milk" contains more fat, but the amount of fat in breast milk is not determined by the length of breast pumping, but the degree of filling with the breast related.

The more empty the breast is, the more fat in the milk. Although the effect of breast pumping on breast emptying is not as good as that of breastfeeding, it can only suck out the so-called front milk. When a part of breast milk is sucked out, the breast milk already contains enough fat when the breast is not very swollen. Too.

7. Clean and disinfect the breast pump every time you use it

In order to ensure that the breast pump is clean and hygienic, many mothers will clean and disinfect the breast pump every time after breastfeeding. This is not difficult for mothers who usually don’t pump much milk, but if it is a breast pump that mainly depends on the breast pump My mother sucks milk many times a day. If you have to clean and sterilize it every time, it is too much trouble. Some mothers will have to give up chasing milk because of lack of avatars.

In fact, the breast pump does not have to be cleaned and disinfected every time.

The most recommended practice: clean after each use and disinfect once a day.

If breastfeeding is too frequent (breastfeeding every 2 hours), and the baby is healthy and full-term, the mother can also steal a lazy: put the breast pump and the bottle together in the refrigerator after the last breastfeeding. Once and then suck again, after 2 times and then clean, disinfect once a day. Or you can buy 1-2 sets of accessories and clean them after use.

8. I don’t know how much milk I have,

Suck it out with a breast pump

Some mothers do not know how much milk the baby has eaten during feeding, and whether they have reached the recommended milk amount in the book, they will use a breast pump to suck and see, how much milk can suck out represents how much milk the baby can eat.

If you can only suck out 80ml, you will think that your milk is definitely not enough for your baby to eat, and you add milk powder to your baby.

This approach is not correct.

The amount of milk sucked by the breast pump ≠ the amount of milk that the baby feeds.

Breast pumping is just a way of simulating pro-feeding, but can the simulation achieve 100% effect?

Obviously not!

Facing the cold breast pump, the hormone of love produced by the mother's body-oxytocin and the resulting milk array are limited, and the love flowing between mother and baby during feeding will make the mother have more milk After the burst, the baby eats more milk.

9. Frequent use of breast pump will hurt the breast

There is also a saying among mothers that breast pumps can hurt the breasts. In fact, as long as you choose the right breast pump horn cover, use the appropriate negative pressure and breast pumping time, regular use of the breast pump will not hurt the breasts.

However, the effect of removing breast milk from the breast pump is not as good as feeding, so it is more prone to problems such as milk accumulation and milk reduction.

10. Worry about the inadequate feeding, so it is safer to suck it out

This is really a big mistake.

Because the baby takes too long to feed at one time, or is worried that the baby is not full, many mothers have chosen to suck out the bottle to feed their breast milk.

However, it was later found that it was too troublesome to suck out the bottle and wanted to change it to full feeding. However, the baby is used to bottle feeding. Even if the mother has a lot of milk, there are still many difficulties in feeding.