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Hand Massage Breast Pump
I'm 7 months pregnant and i just started to extract breast milk by hand, I have a madela breast pump and i used it and no milk came out why is that?
Would not be milk: I would recommend not to pump. Just some secretions, that are triggered by hormones. ...Read more
Rinse/dishwasher: The pump itself isn't meant to be "cleaned"-- only the parts that touch you and touch the milk need to be washed. Check the manufacturer's instructions, but for most of them the reservoir bottles and the funnel-shaped part that goes against your breast (sometimes called the "shield") can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. The tubing can be rinsed out by hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). Building up pectoral muscles can lead to the breasts sitting on the chest wall in a manner that is attractive but will not increase cup size. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no.: If you can afford to buy and you plan on using it often and/or for multiple newborn/infants go for it. Renting is also just as good but the equipment is not yours to keep. You can always pass it on to a friend if you buy (or buy from someone you know). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sure! you can rent one from most hospitals that deliver babies. Just call the lactation consultant at your nearby hospital and they will usually be able to get you a hospital-grade pump. You will need to purchase your own sterile equipment that will be used only for your baby. They are usually able to provide this for you to purchase as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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