20 October 2015

What you need for Pumping? Especially for exclusive Pump mummy.

1. Breast Pump
    This is most stress part has there is more brands in the market now. People usually go for the most famous brand Medela. Due to the high cost and with more good machines in the market, user now can opt for more choices:
  • Phillips Avent
  • Spectra
  • Pureen
  • Lacte
  • Autumnz
  • Tommee Tippe
  • Little Bean
  • Unimom
  • Snowbear
  • Rumble Tuff
  • TrueLuv 
  • Amenda
There is two types of Breast Pump, one is manual and one is electric. Some mummy prefer using manual as they believe they yield more milk but it is more tiring and you have to manual pump the milk out. Today, most mummies will choose for electrical pump.

Manual or electric pump are divided into single or double pump. I would recommend double pump. If you are using single pump, you can only pump one side at a time and a wastiing of time.

**There is another way when you forget to bring your pump. Hand expression:

How do you store your Milk? Storage milk guideline by Medela
2. Storage Bottle
    If your milk is going to consume within 7 days, just store in a storage milk and recycle the bottle once consumed. For every milk you keep, indicate the date and time in a sticker, then stick it on the bottle. Milk should be consume by First In First Out. Monitor if the milk is going to be more than 7 days, transfer to a storage bag and deep freeze it.

3. Storage Bag
    If you are have excessive milk and you don't think you will consume within 7 days, keep in storage bag and freeze it. On the Storage bag, indicate the date and time with marker. Do not overflow the storage, store the milk just as indicate in the storage bag as it will burst the bag once you froze or de-froze it. There is two sizes of storage bag. For a starter, baby usually has a lower intake. Therefore, froze in the smaller pack is better when you thaw. If is a big pack, you tend to thaw more than what the baby want to consume and this will cause wastage. This frozen milk can last up to 6 Months. Brands you can purchase:
  a) Autumnz
  b) Unimom

4. Marker Pen/ Sticker
   This is to indicate the date and time of your stored milk.

5. Track your Milk Apps
    Instead of using pen n paper to note down, and sometimes you forget where you put your paper.   Download apps to keep track your milk yield. Apps can come with charts and analyze your milk pumping wave. Below is the few apps that you can use.

    a) Feed Baby

    b) Pump Log

    c) Mommy Log
        iPhone Screenshot 4

6. USB as your Breast pump Power cable
    When you are using electrical Pump, you always need ELECTRIC. Some mummy rooms in the mall provide the electric node while some no. Or when you always travel, you need to pump in car or flight. Therefore, we always have to be ready with bundle of Battery or re-chargeable battery. i can easily use up a set of battery in a day. You can also do your pumping when you are shopping. Cool right? of course, you will need freemie(See below). Here come this new cable called USB cable when it can connect to any USB portable charger to your pump machine. Nowadays, everyone have a USB charger, if yours run out of battery, you still can borrow from friends. You can get this cable from BBMilkit. It has cable for all the brands.

7. Freemie

With freemie, you no need to hide inside a room to pump anymore. You can buy the cup and connect to your existing breast pump machine rather than only can use freemie machine. There is few feedback from users that after connected to Freemie, the suction is lower than using the original pump accessories. Freemie is convenient as the cup is small, you no need to hold on to your pump everytime you pump. You can have your mobility and have both your hand free to do other things. Yes, with this you can also go shopping while pumping.

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