Providing breast milk for your little one is a fulfilling feeling. However, pumping is always a viable option for busy mums who work and even those who stay at home to express milk and relieve breasts from soreness.
At Eonian Care, we have listed nine genius breast pump hacks you wish had known earlier.
Play With Your Senses
Did you know you can tickle your senses to bring more drops of milk? We can't explain the magic behind this, but some mums claim that looking at baby pictures, smelling their blankets, or playing videos of their little ones crying helps them produce more milk.
Refrigerate Pump Parts
Washing and sanitising pump parts on a busy schedule can be challenging, mainly if you only have limited free time. However, if you pump frequently, you can quickly rinse your pump parts with warm water, place them inside a Ziploc, and toss them in a refrigerator. Consult your doctor for this process if you have premature babies, as they might require extra care. Though washing and sanitising every after pumping is the best route, some mums don't have time for this.
The Eonian Care Smart Double Electric Breast Pump is easy to assemble, disassemble, and clean. Unlike other pumps in the market, you'll only need less time to clean it. If you're at home, you can also get the Eonian Care Electric Steriliser, Dryer and Baby Bottle Warmer 3-in-1 for convenient sterilising and drying of bottles and accessories.
Have Multiple Pump Parts
If your budget permits, you can keep multiple sets of pump parts to lessen the time you need to wash after pumping.
At Eonian Care, you can purchase additional accessories separately for extra convenience.
Squeeze and Pump
Pumps can technically do all the work, but you can express extra drops when you squeeze. At the near end of pumping, you can do a gentle squeeze in sync to see if you can get more liquid gold out.
If you are pumping in public, you can have your nursing cover double as a pumping cover.
The Eonian Care pump lets you pump discreetly with its portable design, making it easy to hide. It also operates with low noise, so you don't have to worry about nearby people hearing your pump.
Get A Pumping Bra
We recommend using a hands-free bra while you pump. This garment allows you to express hands-free and gives extra support to your breast than a regular bra.
The Eonian Care Hands-free Pumping & Nursing Bra is super soft and breathable with a wide elastic bottom that gives exceptional support and fit. You can even pump on one side and breastfeed on the other.
Use Pans or Boxes for Storing Milk
If you want to organise milk storage bags properly in your freezer, you can place them in pans or boxes. This way, you can move them around your freezer as a group instead of arranging them individually.
Store precious milk with our Eonian Care Breast Milk Storage Bags with two pump adaptors. You'll get 30 packs of BPA-free pre-sterilised 200ml bags that are easy to connect to breast pumps. These are also freezer-safe, compact, and extra thick.
Label and Arrange Milk Bags
Properly label and arrange your milk bags according to how much your little one consumes. Then, you can place the ones that need to be finished on top so you can quickly grab them.
You can double your breast shield as a funnel to transfer milk from bags to a bottle to avoid spills.
Try them on now and see how convenient it brings to your pumping journey.
We hope these breast pump hacks info could help you in your breastfeeding journey!