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The solution to pumping on a tight schedule

Medela - double pumping march 14Breastfeeding. Not all mothers can, and even if you can, some circumstances can make it difficult or stressful. Once you’ve figured out how to go about feeding – you’ve mastered getting your baby to latch on, and you’ve found the most comfortable position for the both of you – you get settled into a routine.

But what happens when you start producing more milk than your little one can drink? Engorgement can be very uncomfortable and painful when you’re producing too much milk. Or what if you plan on going back to work? Bringing baby along all day to keep breastfeeding isn’t really ideal, and the milk has to go somewhere.

The solution? Pumping. Your baby will still get the benefits from your breast milk, and you won’t be so engorged all the time.

I hear you saying – “but my baby only sleeps for a little while at a time” or “my lunch break doesn’t go for long enough to pump at work”. The ultimate solution? DOUBLE pumping.

medela freestyle

Medela Freestyle

The best way to get your breast milk out in optimum time is to pump both breasts at once, ideally using 2-Phase Expression Technology first developed by Medela. Combining 2-Phase Expression with double pumping makes expressing on a tight schedule easier and quicker than before.

2-Phase Expression mimics your baby’s natural sucking rhythm, which makes it feel more natural than other pumping. Research shows that babies initially use short, fast sucks to stimulate the Milk Ejection Reflex. Once the milk begins to flow, babies change to a slower, individual rhythm to actually feed. 2-Phase Expression uses the same rhythm, so is quicker to stimulate milk ejection, and makes pumping faster and more natural than ever.

Medela swing maxi

Medela Swing Maxi

When timing is everything, Medela’s best options for double pumping are the Swing maxi or the Freestyle. Both are easy to clean, BPA free, and have 2-Phase Expression Technology.

Check out all you need to know about the Freestyle and the Swing maxi to see which pump would suit you best for those times when you just need to pump.




This blog post is sponsored by Medela.

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