Electric Breast Pump
With the increasing need for two incomes, and the maternity leave policies being three months in some companies, nursing mums tend to wean there babies earlier than required. Owning a breastpump helps take away the feeding worry for mums resuming work post birth.
Efficient and ease-of-use: An electric pump helps you to extract more milk in less time, a useful tool for busy mums. Unlike a manual pump, the work is automatically done for you at a pace that you preset. This saves you from aching hands or difficult-tomaintain pumping patterns. Available in multiple types: There are a plethora of options available in the market that suits different needs of a mother’s lifestyle. Vishvanath Kanan, Medela, says, “Mothers with premature or low birth weight babies can opt for a two-phase double electric breast pump like freestyle that mimics baby’s natural sucking pattern, and thus increases and maintains milk production. Double pumped milk is also high in energy content and therefore beneficial for preterm and low birth weight babies.” Further adding, he says, “Working mothers on the other hand can use electric pump and save a lot of time compared to manual pumps. A double electric pump in particular can save up to two hours of pumping daily.” Best alternative to breastfeeding: From an improper latch, inverted nipple or even busy schedules, breaspumps can be a great time saver. An electric breast pump solves maximum of your problems and is one of the most useful gadgets a new mother should own. Your baby will still be taking pure breastmilk even when you are away or are outdoors and finding it inconvenient to breastfeed your baby in a public space. Rajesh Vohra, CEO, Artsana, says, “Chicco NaturalFeeling electric breastpump is designed to extract milk in an effective, practical and delicate way. The extra soft silicone cup gently envelops the breast and the special texture ensures a soft and delicate contact on the skin. Mothers can adjust the flow level that best suits her needs. It can operate through power cable as well as with battery.”
Cannot be carried everywhere: Some workplaces do not give you the privacy of pumping. The process of carrying the entire kit everywhere can itself be cumbersome. Hampers emotional bonding: According to some studies, pumps cannot act as a substitute for the mother. It cannot replace the motherbaby bonding that breastfeeding ensures. Excessive use of a breast pump can also interfere with the milk production. A noisy device: The downside of electric pumps are not as portable as battery or manual breast pumps. They tend to be more noisy and its hard to express discreetly with the sound of an electric motor thumping away. It is also dependent on an external power source.
Mr Vohra says, “The expression must be soft and gentle, otherwise it maybe uncomfortable for the mother. Adjustable flow rate is also an important feature as all mothers have different comfort levels. It should have an easy grip considering the mother has to hold it for a while. Make sure the material of the pump is BPA free.” Select a model that allows you to pump both breasts at once. It will cut the pumping time by half, and doublepumping also boosts milk production by emptying both breasts. Look for one that comes with a case.