Did you know that 83% of infants are breastfed?
There are so many benefits of breastfeeding your child. However, there are a lot of things that you should know about breastfeeding as a new mom before you get into it.
The first thing is first. You are going to need a breast pump for the times that your baby doesn’t eat, you need to store some milk, or you are back at work and need to express.
Here is what to look for when you go to buy a breast pump!
Decide on the Type of Breast Pump
The first thing that you need to do is determine the type of breast pump that you want to get.
Do you want a manual or an electric breast pump?
When it comes time to purchase a breast pump, you’ll want to know the pros and cons of both so that you make the best decision for yourself.
A manual breast pump is definitely much cheaper and also quieter if you are trying to breast pump more discreetly.
However, it can be quite tough to use these all the time because you are constantly pumping the handle to get the milk out.
An electric breast pump is much easier to use because you are not the one needing to pump it manually.
Additionally, this may be a bit louder than the manual type, so keep that in mind.
Single or Double
You also want to consider if you want a single or double breast pump. A single is if you want to express from time to time, but a double express from both breasts at the same time for more convenience if you do it often. This is a great option if you are back at work or need to constantly use it.
If you want a bit more information about all of these different things, you may want to read a feeding guide for new mothers to learn a bit more.
Consider the Suction Levels
You will also want to look at how the suction levels work on the different types of breast pumps that you are looking at.
This can have to do with how often you will be using them but it can be a good starting point to figure out exactly what you want in terms of the force of suction.
The higher the suction level, the more durable it may be. This is why hospital-grade breast pumps are around 250 to 300 mmHg.
Which Breast Pump Should I Choose?
Now that you have read this guide, you have a better idea of what type of breast pump you should choose. This will help you determine what to get for your new baby on the way!
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