MORE COMFORT, MORE MILK
Breastfeeding is the best way to nourish your baby, as breast milk provides all the nutrients in just the right amounts for your baby in the first six months, as well as antibodies to help protect him from infections. When you go back to work, you can express breast milk using a breast pump so that your baby can still be given breast milk by the caregiver while you are at work.
Some mothers have no difficulties breastfeeding and expressing milk, but other mothers may find that there are only low amounts of milk released. Research shows that stress is one of the reasons that can reduce the rate and amount of milk released during a breastfeed or a breast milk expression session. Therefore, it is important that you relax and calm yourself before you begin.
Easy wasy to get into the right mood
- Breastfeed in a comfortable chair.
- Play calming music in the background.
- Ask your partner to give you a shoulder rub if you are feeling tense.
- If you feel stressed, breathe deeply and calmly and visualise peaceful things in your mind.
Pump with comfort
One often overlooked but important aspect of a mother’s comfort is the breast pump. The right breast pump can make a world of difference: it reduces discomfort and pain, makes the mother feels relaxed, and therefore increases milk yield during a breast milk expression session. Consider the following when picking your breast pump:
- Unique, natural expressing position. Pick a breast pump that allows you to sit comfortably without having to lean forward and tire your back.
- Comfortable massage cushion. Breast pump massage cushion with soft petals and velvety texture has been clinically proven to allow gentle expression.
- Effortless expressing. Electric breast pumps are convenient and relaxing to use both at home and at work.
- Ease of use. Use a breast pump with simple settings for hassle-free expressing.