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What should you look for in a breast pump? Is it ever too early to pump? What’s the easiest way to build your breastmilk stash? What about if you need to increase milk production or are exclusively pumping? How can you make your pumping sessions more effective? Nancy Mohrbacher answers these questions and many more. Check it out!
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What we talked about:
Selecting your pump, and sizing it right
Nancy’s 4 things to look for in a pump
Stronger is not better: understanding how milk flows
How to pump to build a stash
How to pump to sustain or increase milk production
Things you can do while pumping to make it more productive
How your body responds to pumping
Is it ever too early to pump?
Things to consider if you’re exclusively pumping
Finding your magic (production) number
How much milk does your baby need?
This episode is brought to you by Natural Breastfeeding,
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA lives in the Chicago area. She began helping breastfeeding families as a volunteer in 1982 and became board-certified as a lactation consultant in 1991. For 10 years she founded and ran a large private lactation practice. She also worked for a major breast-pump company and a national corporate lactation program.
In 2008 the International Lactation Consultant Association officially recognized Nancy’s contributions to the field of breastfeeding by awarding her the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Nancy was one of the first group of 16 to be recognized for their lifetime achievements in breastfeeding.