Many situations can arise that call for a need for pumping. You may be headed back to work. You may want to give your partner the chance to feed. Or your baby may have a medical condition requiring bottle feeding or may have difficulty latching to the breast. Whether you’re new to the pumping game or just looking for a few tips, this post will help you become a pumping rock star!
When you’re just starting out as a breastfeeding mom, the idea of pumping and storing breast milk can seem overwhelming. After all, you’re already dealing with exhaustion and recovering from birth. If you’re on maternity leave, maybe you feel pressed for time to learn how to pump and start to build your freezer stash of milk.
The good news is that creating a freezer stash can be done little by little, and you can make it a simple addition to your daily routine. It’s okay not to have a month’s worth of breast milk stored. Any small amount you can save will be helpful.