In recent years, the benefits of breast milk for a child have resurfaced and many parents and caregivers have gone back to breastfeeding. However, what no one talks about are the difficulties that mothers and primary caregivers go through when trying to breastfeed a baby. The baby may not latch on. The baby may latch on but not suckle. The baby may latch on and suckle, but may be too weak to properly get anything. In frustrating times like these, mothers tend to turn to breast pumps.
Breast Pumps- What are they?
Lactating women use a silicone breast pump’s suction to remove milk from their breasts using a mechanical device. They can be either manual or automatic devices that are powered by hand or foot movements.
Breast Pumps- Uses
Silicone breast pumps are used for a variety of purposes. Many parents use them after they return to work to continue nursing. Their milk is expressed at work and then bottle-fed to their child by a caregiver. For women with a poor milk production or who have not yet given birth, a breast pump can be used to encourage lactation. A breast pump can also be used to address a variety of issues that parents may face while breastfeeding, such as difficulty latching, separation from an infant in intensive care, feeding an infant who is unable to extract enough milk from the breast, avoiding medication passing through breast milk to the baby, or relieving engorgement, a painful condition in which the breasts are overfilled. Even if the pumped milk is not utilized, pumping may be beneficial to sustain lactation and its accompanying hormones to aid in recovery after pregnancy.
Breast Pumps- Types
- Manual Breast Pumps
Manual breast pumps are operated by repeatedly squeezing or pushing a handle, allowing the user to adjust the amount of pressure and frequency of milk expression. Manual pumps are small and affordable, but they require a lot of effort and can be exhausting because the user is the sole source of power. These pumps may not give enough breast stimulation and emptying. Breast tissue can be damaged by “bicycle-horn” style manual pumps, which also harbor bacteria in the rubber suction bulb, which is difficult to clean.
Foot-powered breast pumps are similar to electric breast pumps in that they use the same collecting tube and breast horns, but they are powered by a foot pedal. This eliminates the requirement for manual pumping and the necessity to acquire a private electrical outlet.
- Electric Breast Pumps
Electric breast pumps can be powered by a power outlet or a battery. They are available in single and double breast expressing variants. The suction is provided for the user by placing the cup over the breast, freeing one hand for other duties – or just a nice excuse to relax. The electric pump is the best option for women who express breastmilk on a regular basis since it is faster than the manual pump and allows them to express and store more breastmilk in less time. This is especially perfect for working mothers who need to express themselves but only have a limited amount of time. Electric pumps provide a higher suction, so they’re a better option if you’re having trouble triggering the let-down reflex.
Silicone breast pump suction in Malaysia is essential since many women are working mothers. In order to make infant care easier for them, breast pumps have become a cornerstone in child care in Malaysia. Mamacliqs has some of the best breast pumps in the market. These are efficient and budget friendly. To learn more about these pumps visit the official website of Mamaclipqs today!