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What Are the Uses of Hand Breast Pumps?

Sep 07,2023

How to use a hand breast pump? Don't underestimate it just because it's a small object. How do you use it to have the most comfortable pumping experience? How do you use it to get more milk faster? Let's learn together!


The so-called breast pump refers to a tool used to squeeze out breast milk accumulated in the mammary glands. It is generally used when the baby is unable to directly suckle breast milk, the mother's nipples have problems, or in cases where the mother needs to work but still wishes to breastfeed.


How to Use a Hand Breast Pump


1. Wash your hands before use.


2. Assemble the hand breast pump correctly after disassembling, cleaning, and disinfecting.


3. Sit on a chair and find a comfortable position. Lean forward slightly to facilitate milk expression.


4. Open the dust cover and choose a suitable bottle using the bottle converter based on the volume of milk expressed.


5. Align the nipple with the massage cushion, and firmly attach the breast shield to the breast. To prevent air leakage, ensure that the silicone breast pad is tightly attached to the breast. Support the breast with the other hand from below to ensure a snug fit.


6. Unlock the lock.


7. Apply gentle pressure to the handle to start expressing milk.


8. After expressing milk, cover the dust cover.


What to Do If the Hand Held Breast Pump Has Insufficient Suction?


1. Ensure that the pads for breast are completely attached to the breasts.


2. Ensure that the silicone nipple and breast shield are tightly attached.


3. Ensure that the suction hole of the silicone nipple is aligned with the groove above the neck of the breast shield.


The most common reason for using a breast pump during breastfeeding is to store breast milk so that your baby can still have breast milk when you are not present. Even when you are with your baby, using a hand held breast pump can help maintain your milk supply. If you want to continue breastfeeding after returning to work, it is even more necessary to express milk and store it.


In addition, using a breast pump can stimulate milk production and increase milk supply. If your baby is a premature baby or cannot suckle directly from your breast, collecting breast milk with a breast pump can not only provide your baby with valuable breast milk but also relieve the pain and discomfort caused by engorgement. However, it is important to note that the number of pumping sessions during engorgement should not be excessive, as that may worsen the condition. In special cases, if your doctor advises you to temporarily stop breastfeeding, such as because you are taking medication that may be harmful to your baby or because you need short-term hospitalization, using a breast pump or other breastfeeding products to express milk can help maintain an adequate milk supply during the period when you cannot breastfeed your baby.

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