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Breastfeeding & Pumping

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BEST START
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MAINTENANCE
BEST PRACTICES
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KNOW YOUR SIZE
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BEST START

SUCCESSFUL BREASTFEEDING

Breastfeeding is the gold standard in infant feeding. Breastmilk provides immune support with amazing antibodies to give your baby everything they need and the best start for a healthy life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, introducing foods after 6 months of life, and continuing breastfeeding for a year and beyond. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding for two years and beyond. READ MORE >

MAINTENANCE

HOW TO KEEP YOUR BREAST PUMP KIT CLEAN

Providing breast milk is one of the best things you can do for your baby’s health and development. Pumping your milk is one way

to provide breast milk to your baby. Keeping the parts of your pump clean is critical because germs can grow

quickly in breast milk or breast milk residue that remains on pump parts. DOWNLOAD PDF>

 

BEST PRACTICES

MILK STORAGE

By following recommended storage and preparation techniques, nursing mothers and caretakers of breastfed infants and children can maintain the safety and quality of expressed breast milk for the health of the baby.  DOWNLOAD PDF >

 

KNOW YOUR SIZE

FLANGE-SHIELD SIZE INFORMATION

A breast pump flange is a plastic piece that fits around your areola, over your nipple to form a seal to create the

vacuum needed for milk extraction. The flange is also known as a breast shield. Incorrect sized flanges can impact

milk production, cause pain, and nipple damage with milk expression.  READ MORE>

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BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES

Breastfeeding Support Resources, including a list of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, can be found at … READ MORE>

 

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PUMPING AND BACK TO WORK

Do you need a breast pump? Most moms find having a breast pump helpful while away from baby to maintain milk supply,

relieve engorgement, and increase milk supply. Many moms who return to work need to have a pump to

maintain milk supply while working… READ MORE>

MORE INFORMATION 

Including videos on latching, breastfeeding, positions, hand expression, and much more, please go to https://globalhealthmedia.org/videos/

Thank you to the Global Health Media Project for sharing Breastfeeding education with moms and babies worldwide. 

 

The information provided is for lactation and breastfeeding resources and is not a substitute for medical advice.
Please contact your Primary Health care provider or lactation consultant if you need medical advice. 

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