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 breast pump exclusively for 10 months and now I can help you figure out how to find your success!
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 breast pump and 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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Exclusive breast pumping tips
Lets begin with some helpful pumping tips I wish I had known before I became an exclusive pumper.
- The best breast pump fit for you.
- Flange size matters and so does lube!
- How often you pump while exclusive breast pumping is key to sustaining your efforts.
- Free pumping schedules
- Invest in some extra breast pumping knowledge – this will make a world of difference!
Now allow me to elaborate a little on these points.
The right breast pump fit is crucial to your exclusive breast 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 extracting of 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.
Choosing the right breast pump for exclusively pumping is extremely important.
In my popular post Best Breast Pumps, you can read about many of the most popular breast pumps, get reliable reviews and most importantly, where and how to get your free breast pump with insurance.
Here is a special offer for you – woohoo, it’s your lucky day!
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This portable pump is over and over again given 10/10 stars by every e.p. mom who tries it. Now is your chance to experience freedom while pumping and a better milk supply too!
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 and fit. Doing so will ensure that you are maintaining sufficient suction strength and in turn, fully emptying your breasts when you pump.
See this diagram to help you determine how your flange should fit while the breast pumping.
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Adding to flange size and fit, lubing up the flange is also critical to avoiding pain and problems from exclusively breast 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 success as an exclusive pumper
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 breast 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 some time.
A handy breast 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
Again, 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 alone knew of where to find an all-in-one resource to gently guide me through what to expect and how to perform exclusive pumping full-time.
The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone and make the same mistakes I did!
You don’t have to feel like quitting every day from how overwhelming and exhausting exclusively breast 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 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.
- 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!
Grab a seat for yourself and join the tribe of other moms who have already enrolled! Here’s hope to pumping with ease!
My hope is that 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 pumping course I created for you to get ALL of this information in one place.
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