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Low Supply

One of the most common reasons mothers give for weaning is that they feel they don’t have enough milk for their baby. Here are some ideas to help you work out if your supply really is low and some suggestions that will help you make more milk, if it is low!  The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of your baby’s life and for breastfeeding to continue, with the addition of other foods, until 2 years or older.  How breastfeeding works You start making colostrum around week 16 of your pregnancy. This thick, yellowish milk is more concentrated than mature milk. It is rich in protein and antibodies that help to protect your baby from...

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Which Bellema Breast Pump Should I Choose?

Bellema Effective Pro Choose this pump if you want to increase supply or are having breastfeeding issues Double motor - no suction reduction when pumping - 250mmHg Plug in  Pain free expressing - choose the upgrade 3D shields Reduce expressing time by 50% More milk in less time Independent dual controls Closed system 9 adjustable levels Stimulation and expression modes Can use as a single or double Read more here about the Bellema pumps BelleMa - Plethora If you have a good supply this is a good option Great for pumping on the go - no need to plug in  Single motor - suction reduces to 220mmHg when double pumping Runs on battery Closed system 9 adjustable levels Stimulation and...

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Tips to increase your milk supply

A combination of these are going to get the best result. Breast stimulation is the MOST important and effective way to have a good milk supply. Deep Latch - If you don't have a good latch you won't remove milk well and hence your body know to make enough. Feed Frequently - Feed 2-3hrly during the day; no more than 4 hrs overnight Double pumping after a feed - 10 mins straight after MOST feeds. The Bellema Effective Pro is great at Increasing Supply Power pumping - This is when you pump for ten minutes, rest for ten minutes, and so on, for a total of 60 minutes making up the ‘power hour.’ (This can be done a few times a day.)

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