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Woes of the breast pump

10 Need-To-Know Pumping Tips

Breast pumping experiences vary widely from mother to mother. Some mothers may pump several times a day to provide milk for a baby who hasn’t mastered the art of breastfeeding. Some may pump only once in a while, when they... more

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When Can I Start Using A Breast Pump?

I am returning to work 6 weeks after my baby is born. When can I start to pump my breasts and how will pumping affect my milk supply? more

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Is It Safe To Share Breast Pumps?

My friend is willing to loan me her breast pump, but I’ve read it’s never safe to reuse a pump. Is sharing a breast pump ever safe? more

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How Often Will I Need To Pump At Work?

I am going back to work after my maternity leave ends. I plan to have the child care provider feed my baby my expressed milk until he is at least 1 year old. How often will I need to pump at work? more

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What Is The Best Way To Store Milk At Work?

I will be returning to work soon, and I will need to pump milk while at work. What is the best way for me to store my milk while I am at work? more

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Will I Be Able To Pump At Work?

I plan to breastfeed for at least one year but I have to return to work after 16 weeks. Will I be able to pump my milk at work? more

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How Many Ounces Will My Baby Drink Each Day?

How much pumped breast milk will my baby need while I am away at work? more

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How Long Can I Store My Breast Milk?

What is the best way to store pumped breast milk and how long can it be stored? more

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Which Breast Pump Is Best For You?

Which pump should you choose? It helps to know a bit about the different makes and models—and to think about how you plan to use one. more

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Hands-On Pumping Pumps Up Milk Production

Results of a recent study show that hand expression and breast massage combined with breast pumping did a better job of stimulating milk production than breast pumping alone. Dr. Jane Morton and a research colleague at Stanford University investigated the... more