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Portable Electric Breast Pump

Breast pumps are an invention that has given many parents relief and comfort during breastfeeding. Over time, the original design has branched out into different makes and models, from simple manual devices to portable electric breast pumps to dedicated multi-user units.

The core purpose of the breast pump remains the same, but you can find different types and features that suit your lifestyle best, bringing you the most comfort and efficiency. Those who are on the go can explore the benefits of a portable electric breast pump from BabyHeart.

How many times can I use my electric breast pump in a day?

The number of sessions you have will depend on how often and how much your baby eats, how much milk you usually make, and how comfortable you are.

The average is around eight to ten sessions every twenty-four hours with your manual or automatic breast pump, though you may want or need to pump more frequently per your doctor’s advice if you have multiple babies to feed, if you’re hyper-lactating, or if you have other medical reasons.

Couples who plan to have more than one child may benefit most from investing in a unit designed for heavy-duty use. On the other hand, couples who plan to nurse on the go and require the efficiency of electric breast pumps may benefit most from a portable electric breast pump or a similar model.

The intuitive hand-operated manual pump may be a better choice for parents who prefer a more eco-friendly alternative, as a manual breast milk suction pump does not require any energy consumption.

BabyHeart’s Double Electric Breast Pump can save time by collecting milk from both breasts simultaneously. The built-in rechargeable battery also gives you up to two hours of use per charge – this gives you around four sessions of breast pumping before having to recharge your device. 

Ultimately, we suggest discussing all options for a portable electric breast pump with both your partner and your doctor. Knowledge is key, and knowing what to look out for will help you make the best choice for your family unit.

How many minutes should I use my breast pump per session?

A general rule of thumb is to have ten- to twenty-minute sessions spread out over the day, give or take a few minutes based on your comfort, if you are using double electric breast pumps. If you are using single breast pumps, take ten to twenty minutes per breast. This amount of time per session gives you ample time to express about four to eight ounces of milk, which is roughly one full baby bottle.

If prolonged suction bothers you, you may choose to do shorter sessions at more frequent intervals. On the other hand, some mothers may require longer sessions to express milk, especially in the early days of breastfeeding.

The average daily output during the breastfeeding period is about twenty-five to thirty-five ounces (705–1,305 mL) of breast milk per day for parents who are exclusively pumping. Ideally, you’ll be pumping heavily for the first two weeks after giving birth, after which your sessions may taper down to a less demanding frequency or adjust to your baby’s developing feeding schedule.

Explore BabyHeart’s catalogue to find natural-feeling and comfortable breast pumps that make each session more efficient.

How do I tell if I should stop my breast pumping session?

You can end your breast pumping session two to three minutes after the last drops of milk flow and your breasts feel well-drained. If you feel discomfort or sharp pain that persists during pumping, stop your session. Check your device’s settings or fit, and consult with your doctor if the discomfort continues.

As your baby grows, you pump less frequently as your baby starts to wean off breast milk. Weaning means getting your baby used to eating solid foods and drinking things other than breast milk, like water or formula.

Babies do not need to eat or drink anything other than breast milk from birth until roughly six or eight months of age. As such, the bulk of a new parent’s use of a portable electric breast pump or a wireless breast pump is also usually during this period. Once the baby hits the half-year mark, parents may slowly introduce soft solids or liquid meals into the baby’s diet to supplement their growing appetite – this is best done after consulting with the doctor.

If your baby can stay upright without support and on their own, while also keeping their head steady in this position, they may be ready for heavily-guided spoon feeding. Take note also of their developing motor skills and whether their hand-eye coordination is active. If your baby is still spitting more than they’re drinking, it may be best to hold off on solid foods.

Once your baby starts eating solid food, you may express less often as your body also adjusts, until the lactation stops on its own. If you feel any discomfort, or if you feel you’ve stopped lactating too early, get in touch with your doctor immediately. 

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When it comes to pregnancy essentials and baby essentials, you can hardly go wrong with BabyHeart. Through advanced technology and innovative solutions, we’ve developed a line of heart dopplers and breast pump accessories that are premium in quality.

Whether it’s a fetal heart monitor, a mini doppler, a digital thermometer, or a portable electric breast pump, we have something for you and your darling bundle of joy.

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