While we are obviously huge proponents of electric breast pumps (Wyatt’s can help you get one through insurance at no cost to you!), we also know that there are times when a manual breast is the best pump for the job. Today we’re discussing FOUR uses for a manual pump, and specifically the Haakaa Silicone Manual Breast Pump (which we think is the bee's knees....keep reading to find out why! You may even find a discount code....)
Have you seen the photos of breastmilk in varying colors floating around the internet? These photos claim an immune response in the mother’s milk.
We know that breastmilk alone is sufficient for a baby for the first six months of life. That’s because a mother’s milk is dynamic - meaning it is always changing - adjusting it’s composition to compensate for the baby’s current needs as he or she grows and develops.
So, not only does your baby “tell” you how much milk she needs, how often, and what her nutritional needs are, she is also relaying a message about her immune status.
Ask any breastfeeding mama about her list of fears, and we bet “mastitis” would rank near the top for most.
Mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue, but the worst part is it’s known for making you feel like you’ve been run over by the Flu Bus. YUCK. For women who are breastfeeding, mastitis is caused by a clogged duct which can occur when the breast isn’t being completely emptied - either by your baby or by a breast pump.
Keep reading for more tips on dealing with mastitis!
It’s World Breastfeeding Week!
….And you know we’re a fan. This special week is an effort to highlight breastfeeding mothers all around the world., and to support and empower them. This is why Wyatt’s Maternity even exists! Supporting mothers (breastfeeding or not) is our very favorite thing. We are honored to be a part of your journey. Keep reading to find out why we think you’re so magical!