Breastfeeding is an important part of every newborns life; it helps the mother and baby to form a bond, provides nutrition with proven benefits to a child’s immunity, and also provides nurturing comfort for the newborn child. Unfortunately society has placed such a stigma on breastfeeding that a mother often does not feel comfortable feeding her child in such a manner while in public.
This is where the trusty breast pump can come in handy. Many mothers consider the breast pump to be just as important as a diaper bag and wet wipes. A breast pump can free a woman to maintain a work schedule or run errands while still providing her child with breast milk. There are a wide variety of pumps available, from hand held pumps to electric pumps with just as many price ranges, from inexpensive to high end hospital grade pumps. Choosing a pump will depend greatly on whether or not your milk supply is going strong and how often the unit will be utilized. Many health care plans today will help to cover the cost of a breast pump, and breast pumps are also a tax deductible medical expense.
One of the best brands of breast pumps on the market due to their ease of use and affordability are the Medela Breast Pumps. Medela, Inc. has been in business since 1961 and was the first manufacturer in the United States to develop a program for the workplace which encourages breast feeding, the Corporate Lactation Program. This program encourages businesses to become more nursing-friendly by providing private, comfortable surroundings for women who wish to express their milk.
Medela breast pumps come in a wide variety of styles from the basic Swing breast pump to the Pump In Style Advanced, which is a double electric pumping system. This advanced system comes with a handy carry case enabling its user to move about freely during the day while still being able to provide nourishment for their infant. The rechargeable battery pack lasts for hours and the digital display and timer are extremely helpful. The Medela Freestyle breast pump is very light and really easy to use, and is designed for mothers who need to pump several times throughout the day. This pumping kit comes with a cooler bag and ice pack which will keep milk cool for up to 12 hours. Medela also offers a wide variety of accessories for the breast pump systems as well as cleaning solutions and replacement parts should something become worn out. The Medela website offers advice on breast care, the benefits of breastfeeding, videos and a help line.
Breastfeeding your infant will allow the baby to consume the very best nutrition available to them. For any mother who wants to breastfeed or wants to feed their baby breast milk, having a breast pump available is a must. A breast pump will allow a continuous flow of milk to be available for your infant, whether you are available to breastfeed or not.
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