i want to breastfeed for the first time, and as u all probalby know i have been having second thoughts about it. well i figure i go ahead and buy a pump that way if i do breastfeed i wont have to make any stops on my way home leaving the hospital. what type of pump shall i purchase and from what brand?Answer Question
Answer by Courtney610 at 3:05 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by Jademom07 at 3:05 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by LeanneC at 3:07 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by arouthier at 3:10 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
You don't have to have a pump to breastfeed. Pumping sucks! It is much easier to breastfeed and not worry about pumps.
To breastfeed without problems is easy for virtually all women. Breastfeed within the first hour of birth. Don't let anyone give your baby bottles, pacifiers, or formula for any reason. Breastfeed frequently in the early weeks and on demand. During the first 6 weeks your breasts will grow more milk glands and ducts and will become better at breastfeeding. You may notice them feeling softer & smaller. That's normal, your milk hasn't dried up. Your breasts have gotten good at breastfeeding. Believe in your superpower to make milk to feed your baby.
Answer by Gailll at 3:11 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by britme1027 at 3:11 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by kittyhasclaws at 3:15 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
You will be engorged around day 3. It feels full and uncomfortable but shouldn't hurt. You can take pain meds. Your nipples may be a little sensitive at first but shouldn't hurt. Breastfeeding is supposed to feel good. The vast majority of women can and do breastfeed with no significant problems. The women living in tent cities in Haiti with little food and water are breastfeeding their babies and they are turning away offers of donor milk and formula. Women in Afganastan are breastfeeding their babies with war going on around them. Women in Africa with AIDS are breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding is something that virtually all women around the world can do and it's something all women share. There is no reason to believe a well fed woman in the US with access to all the clean water she wants can't breastfeed.
Answer by Gailll at 3:17 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by KatieBug92 at 3:20 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Even if you can't be with your baby 24/7 you don't need a $300 pump. If you are rich and you are going to work full time a Pump-in-Style is a great choice. However it is possible to get just as much milk by hand expressing.
Answer by Gailll at 3:22 PM on Aug. 30, 2010