Breast Feeding and Breast Pumps
Almost every doctor in the world will tell you that breast feeding is best for your new baby. Unless there is some medical condition that otherwise prevents you from breast feeding, breast is best. The American Academy Of Pediatrics and many other leading organizations will tell you that for the first 6 months of the baby’s life, nothing is superior to mother’s breast milk.
Even after 6 months or so, it is still better according to all the experts in the field. Look, breast milk was designed by the creator or by evolution, whatever you want to believe, with nourishment that is custom made for your baby.
Mom’s breast milk contains a number of things which provide your infant with a whole range of benefits over cows milk. Boosting your baby’s immune system by providing antibodies, and by helping in the baby’s development from brain and vision to the digestive tract, there is no better alternative than what mother nature has included in mothers natural breast milk.
Not only is mother’s natural breast milk better for your baby but some studies have showed that it will help moms loose that extra weight gained during pregnancy faster, and it may decrease the risks of developing such diseases as ovarian cancer, breast cancer and possibly even osteoporosis. Breastfeeding is a win win situation for both the mother and the baby.
Although some women feel that breast feeding may be inconvenient, especially if they are working moms, we maintain the total opposite view. We feel that breast feeding is very convenient. No bottles to warm up and prepare, and no running out to the grocery store late at night to buy more formula. Best of all, breast milk is free.
Now, if you are a working mom or a mom who is constantly on the go for one reason or another, then you should consider getting a breast pump to help you out. With a breast pump, breastfeeding becomes easier because you can store your milk for your baby safely in the refrigerator for 24 hours or you can freeze it for up to 3 to 6 months without any problems. Expressed breast milk should be utilized as soon as possible, or you should refrigerate it as soon as possible. The good variety of breast pumps have convenient storage bottles, BPA free of course to make it easy for you and safe for your little one.
Breast Pump Choices For Breast Feeding
There are a number of different types and brands of breast pumps available on the market today. You can even rent some type of hospital grade breast pumps. But if you are going to be using one for a few months or so, and if you think that you may be having more children at a later date, then purchasing one of your own would be the smart way to go. Breast pumps on the market for sale range from single to double versions, and from manual to electric or battery powered units.
Breast Feeding Pump Recommendations
Our recommendation before purchasing a breast pump is to decide first of all whether you want to do it manually or have the convenience of an electrically powered model. Talk to your friends and see what they have to say about their experiences with breast pumps. Choosing a breast pump is a very personal decision, and what is right for one might not necessarily be right for another. Read all you can about them, read the reviews, figure out your budget and then decide what is right for you. Whatever you choose, you’ve made the right decision by breast feeding your child. Click on the following links to read our reviews of the Ameda breast feeding pump, the Lansinoh Affinity pump, the Medela Freestyle, the Phillips Avent and the First Years miPump Breastfeeding pumps.