How to Choose the Right Breast Pump For You

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How to Choose the Right Breast Pump For You

With the arrival of your baby, there are many things that you need as a new mum.

One of the most important things for every breastfeeding mother is a breast pump, which could be used due to a number of reasons. First, it is possible that you are having some difficulties breastfeeding your baby due to poor attachment, engorgement, nipple soreness, breast refusal or you are planning on going out, are preparing to return to work or you just want rest while at the same time ensuring that your baby has enough milk to take him or her throughout the time you are away. Whatever the reason, getting the right appliance is always important and should be considered carefully.

It is important to remember that there are many types of pumps available in the market and not all of them might be ideal and convenient for your use. When choosing the right breast milk expressing pump, one of the most important things is to reflect on how regularly you will need to be using the pump. Different breast pumps are designed for particular levels of usage and the only way to maximize on the benefits will be to buy one that closely matches your individual circumstances. Once your mind is settled that you will need to use a breast pump, the next step should be to research on the one that you will need to hire or purchase. However, it is worth noting that your budget will play an important role when it comes to the kind and quality of pump you get.

Different types of pumps


Breast pumps come in different models and styles. However, all of them can be categorised as either manually powered or battery/electric-powered. You can buy both types of pumps, one for use during your short trips and the other one for bulk pumping. Nevertheless, many mums normally love one type/style over the other. Below we have a quick look at the types of breast pump you might want to consider:

Electric breast pumps (Hospital-grade)



These breast pumps are ideal for mums who are experiencing trouble with their breastfeeding. If you are finding it difficult to breastfeed your baby for whatever reason, or if your baby is unable to drink adequate amounts of breastmilk to help stimulate production of milk, then you might find this pump ideal. Actually, it might be recommended for you by your baby health nurse. There are different hospital-grade breast pumps with some having double collection kits and these normally suck and release the milk rapidly but at the same rate as a baby.

Advantages: These pumps help reduce the overall time required to express the milk while at the same time draining the breasts more efficiently.

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Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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