Some mothers have too much milk and their babies can't finish eating, so they tend to bloat. If you squeeze them by hand, not only will they cause breast pain, but they will not squeeze much. Therefore, using the breast pump can easily squeeze out the excess milk, but the number of milking when breast expansion can not be too much, otherwise it will affect the secretion of milk. In addition to these functions of breast pumps, some women think that breast pumps have the effect of breast enhancement, and will use breast pumps blindly. Can breast pumps increase breasts?
Can a breast pump increase breasts?
Breast pumps do not have the effect of breast enhancement, so everyone must know the breast pump correctly. A breast pump is a tool used to squeeze out breast milk that has accumulated in the breast. It is generally applicable when the baby cannot directly breastfeed, or the mother has a problem with the nipple, and still wants to breastfeed despite insisting on work. So the breast pump does not have a rich effect.
Breast injury due to misuse of breast pump
Misunderstanding 1: breast pump instead of sucking
When you first start feeding your baby, most women experience nipple pain. But now some "squeamish" mothers quickly give up breastfeeding because of fear of pain, either feeding the child with milk or using a breast pump, as a result, the mammary glands cannot be cleared in time.
Doctors recommend that if mothers cannot breastfeed for any special reason, they should insist on breastfeeding as soon as the baby is born. If you can persist through the first few days, your mother's nipples will usually quickly adapt to your baby's sucking. "Breastfeeding is actually like turning on the faucet. Mothers have to remember to put the entire areola into the baby's mouth when feeding. As long as the faucet is opened in the correct way, the water will flow out smoothly.
Misunderstanding 2: Excessive use of breast pumps to damage nipples
Some mothers think that the breast pump is a panacea, and they do not know that if the breast pump is used improperly, the breast pump will also be damaged. If you use the breast pump without unblocking the breast duct, it may become more and more blocked.
Doctors recommend that: postpartum physiological breast swelling occurs on the second day after delivery and on the third day after cesarean delivery. At this time, as long as the baby is sucked properly, the breast duct can usually be unblocked. If you want to use a breast pump, you must first ensure that the breast duct is unobstructed. If the breast pump has caused severe edema of the nipple, even manual massage must be stopped, and the nipple can only be fully rested first. Also, mothers use breast pumps to pump milk. Do not take too long. In general, the breasts on both sides should not add up for more than half an hour.
Misunderstanding 3: Excessive milk does not need to be squeezed out manually
Some mothers have so much milk that they can't finish eating, but they don't know how to squeeze out the excess breast milk with a breast pump. If milk is blocked in the mammary ducts for a long time, it is easy to breed bacteria and cause pathological breast swelling. The breast feels particularly painful to the touch. In addition, when the baby starts to breastfeed, if too much milk accumulates in the mother's breast, the milk ejection reflex appears, causing the child to swallow too late, and it is easy to choke, or simply refuse to suck.
The doctor recommends that after breastfeeding, the excess milk should be sucked out, especially for mothers who are very milky, they can squeeze out the front milk with a breast pump before breastfeeding, and let the baby suck until the breasts become slightly softer. If you feel breasts are still bloated after breastfeeding, and you still feel that your milk is not finished, the mother can also use a breast pump to squeeze out the remaining milk.