Using an electric breast pump allowed me to continue breastfeeding

Using an electric breast pump allowed me to go back to work

Using an electric breast pump allowed me to go back to work

My son was born in March. Breastfeeding was a little difficult at first. He had a good latch and a great suckle reflex but his position wasn’t right. As he breastfed frequently, my nipples became sore. I used plenty of lanolin cream (a life saver) and my own breast milk to heal the nipples which only took a day!

We saw the lactation consultant early on and she was able to help me position my baby. After that moment, everything was perfect! I love nursing him. He always put his hands in his mouth right before we tried to nurse. So I tried swaddling him which really helped.

I had to go back to work at 6 weeks. I bought a double electric breastpump. (best purchase ever!) I got used to expressing breast milk four times a day: first thing in the morning when it was the easiest and three times while at work. It was quite easy because I had a private office to express milk. I became very consistent about expressing breast milk and breastfeeding. My milk supply increased. Using an electric breastpump allowed to express so much breast milk that we bought a separate freezer for storing breast milk. I even had enough breast milk to donate some to a new mum with pre-term twins.