How to Pump and Store Breast Milk

Pumping: Pump 3-4 hours after you last nursed the baby. Wash your hands. Use clean equipment. Adjust the pump setting on low to start.  Then, increase it to your comfort level. Wet the horn with water or a few drops of breast milk. Center your nipple in the horn, don’t let the nipple rub. Pull the plunger gently about half way out for the first … Continue reading How to Pump and Store Breast Milk

Tips for Drying up your Milk

At some point, for every mother, the breast-milk will need to dry up.  Sometimes it dries up on its own and other times it takes some work to dry up the breast-milk.  In the process, painful engorgement can occur. Below are some tips that I have found helpful to dry up your milk or, at least, to make the process a little easier. Cabbage Leaves:  … Continue reading Tips for Drying up your Milk