Electric Breast Pump

Mother & Baby - - LIFE & KIDS -

ABOUT

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.

BEN­E­FITS

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.”

LIM­I­TA­TIONS

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.

SAFETY MEA­SURES

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.

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