Hello mama, you must be here because you are seeking some or maybe ALOT of help with exclusively pumping.
Let me first say, I can relate to that!
Not too very long ago I was in the same shoes of being thrown into exclusive pumping without the slightest idea of what I was doing.
Almost a year and thousands of hours of pumping later, I did it. I managed to pump exclusively for 10 months and now I can help you figure out how to exclusively pump!
A quick glance at what you’ll be learning:
- An outline of the exclusively pumping tips we’ll cover in this read.
- Choosing the right breast pump guidance and a special offer.
- Finding the right flange fit with a pictogram.
- How often should an exclusive pumper be pumping.
- Free pumping schedules.
- Investing in your exclusive pumping the right way – that will lead to success!
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Exclusively pumping tips
Lets begin with some helpful pumping tips I wish I had known before I began pumping breast milk.
- Start off with the right breast pump.
- Flange size matters and so does lube!
- How often you pump while exclusively pumping is key to sustaining your efforts.
- Free pumping schedules
- Invest in some extra pumping knowledge – this will make a world of difference!
Now allow me to elaborate a little on these points.
Starting off with the right breast pump is crucial to your exclusive pumping success
It really all boils down to the breast pump, doesn’t it? After all, the pump is the ONLY piece of equipment that is truly doing the hard work of extracting your breast milk. Let me just say, not all pumps are created equal either.
I have tried and own several breast pumps and it is amazing the difference in performance between them all. Not only do they all perform differently, but every woman’s body may react uniquely to each pump.
I really can’t express enough how much choosing the right pump matters. In my “Best Breast Pumps” post, you can read about many of the most popular breast pumps, get reliable reviews and most importantly, where and how to get your free pump.
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Flange sizing and using them correctly to avoid pain and pumping problems
I cannot stress enough how important it is to find the correct size flange. Doing so will ensure that you are maintaining sufficient suction strength and in turn, fully emptying your breasts.
See this diagram to help you determine how your flange should look while the pump is on.
Adding to flange size and fit, lubing up the flange is also critical to avoiding pain and problems from exclusively pumping. I recommend using an organic coconut oil. You can apply the oil to your nipples or on the inside of the flange itself.
Friction + pumping = bad!
Your pumping frequency is key to your exclusively pumping success
Because pumping exclusively is the absence of a baby’s natural nursing habits, you must learn to create that experience for your body artificially. Your body will rely on breast and nipple stimulation to determine how much breast milk needs to be produced.
How often you should be pumping as an exclusive pumper also depends on how old your baby is. For instance, a newborn likely would nurse 8-12 times or more per day!
On the other hand, a 8-12 month old much less and by then your milk supply has already been regulated for quite for some time. A good pumping tip to help you determine how often to pump as an e.p. is to match your pumping routine with your baby’s feeding habits.
More than likely, for the first few months postpartum, you will need to be pumping at least every 2-3 hours around the clock until baby begins to regularly sleep through the night.
Invest in your exclusive pumping knowledge
I cannot express strongly enough how much I wish there would have been something out there to show me how to pump exclusively, but there just wasn’t.
I had never even met an e.p. mama in person before, let a lone knew of where to find an all-in-one resource to gently guide me through what to expect and how to perform pumping full-time.
The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone and make the same mistakes and feel like quitting every day from how overwhelming and exhausting pumping can be.
You now have an interactive and thorough resource to help support and inform you on every aspect of exclusively pumping. The Essentials of Exclusively Pumping E-Course was created by a new mom who exclusively pumped herself.
Yes, I’m talking about me!
What you get in the course:
- A private and exclusive Facebook group just for students.
- All about the pump: How to choose, clean and get one for free.
- Pumping tips, preventing clogs and treating them.
- The pumping supplies list, how to use them and setting up a pumping station.
- Cleaning up after you pump and pro tips for storing parts.
- Planning your pumping routine and pumping schedule print-outs.
- Tons of info for increasing milk supply: lactation recipes, supplements and pumping schedules.
- Breast milk guidelines and high lipase.
- How to store and feed breast milk.
- Words of encouragement and pumping awards up to 12 months.
These are just the hi lights of what’s in the course!
There are also diagrams, printalbes and original art too!
Plus, it’s totally interactive, you can comment and connect with me and other students too!
I hope you feel like all of the tools I have tirelessly worked to provide for you are helpful and encouraging. I truly am driven by compassion and empathy for other new moms who are trying to figure out the many paths that breastfeeding can take them down.
I also hope you found this post on how to exclusively pump concise and resourceful. However, there really is no better place than the online pump school to get ALL of this information on demand and in one neat package. I promise you and your baby will benefit from it and for some reason you don’t, you can request a refund within 30 days of purchase.
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