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How do vacuum pumps work?

How do vacuum pumps work?

Vacuum phenomenon: By placing a tube over the penis and drawing negative pressure, blood is pulled into the penis's cavities and an erection occurs. A constricting band is deployed over the base of the penis trapping the blood and sustaining the erection. When no longer needed, the constricting band is removed and the penis should return to the flaccid state. Just physics. Hope not to leave you up in the air! ...Read more

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When should I start pumping and storing milk in preparation for going back to work?

After 2-3 weeks: The first 2-3 weeks after delivery are very hectic. After that, any extra pumped milk can be bagged and stored in a deep freezer for several months. A baggie of milk can be stored in a regular freezer (of a refrigerator) for up to 1 month. ...Read more

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How can I ask my boss if I can pump at work?

How can I ask my boss if I can pump at work?

Bosses are people...: ...Too. Yours is probably interested in having a happy, productive, enthusiastic employee: you. When they can combine enlightened self-interest with the good feeling they can get from allowing you to properly care for your child, they will be happy too. Put it that way to your boss, and happiness will follow. :). ...Read more

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I'm having trouble pumping at work. What can I do?

I'm having trouble pumping at work. What can I do?

Other option: Despite pumping frequently at work you may not be a pump all the milk your infant needs to sustain good growth. To make up for this i tried pumping on 1 breast while nursing on the other breast 1 feeding per day to store extra milk and increase supply. You may also have to consider formula supplement if you can't keep up, which i also did. Discuss with your pediatrician what is best for you. ...Read more

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What can I do so I don't have to pump as much at work?

What can I do so I don't have to pump as much at work?

Do lots at home: If you can feed your baby as you drop off at daycare and as you pick up-that's 2 "pumping" sessions done. Plus, you get to know your day care provider a little better and don't have a crying little one as you go home. Use your free (non-work) time to get the baby to breast, because the baby is the best pump. Weekends are great for that. ...Read more

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What are my rights with regard to pumping at work and in public?

What are my rights with regard to pumping at work and in public?

No restrictions: There are no, and should be no, restrictions for breastfeeding or pumping. Feel free to feed and pump away (with as much modesty as you can manage), and ignore any dimwits that cause you any troubles. Your doing a great thing for your child and anyone who has a problem should be ashamed of themselves. ...Read more

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I am going to breatfeed only for 6 weeks. Pumping & going back to work. Is the tommee tippee bottle the best bottles to use?

I am going to breatfeed only for 6 weeks. Pumping & going back to work. Is the tommee tippee bottle the best bottles to use?

Who knows?: Normal healthy babies can use a regular standard nipple & bottle, easily found in any store. Standard nipples have worked fine for decades. But if a baby is having trouble with the milk-flow from a standard nipple, other nipples can be tried. Also, if a baby seems to be swallowing too much air while feeding, other nipples may be tried. ...Read more