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The Best Ways to Pump and Store Breast Milk

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Expressing and Storing Breast Milk

It is crazy to go back to work after maternity leaves. Like, the last time your coworkers saw you, you had a happy baby bump,but now, you’re all flat out, dark circles and all. We feel you fellow mommas, we know what it is leave your baby and fight off the guilt that is steadily creeping up your throat. One major worrying factor for all new moms returning to work is – How Do I Store my Breast Milk? After all, your little cherub needs it and it is the best gift you can give your child.

Now, the women who want/need to work, take a minute to bless science, because science has given you this wondrous, wow worthy thing called the breast pump. These little gifts from technology lets mothers pump their milk out and store it for their baby’s care takers to feed the little one whenever necessary.

One such new mom Veena is returning to work and she came running to us to ask us how she should store her breast milk and our unfailing SOS moms have come to our rescue.

Anisha Rodrigues Pinto hurried in to help Veena, “Well if you are starting work you can always start combining breast and bottle milk ( i.e. more times breast milks and fewer times bottle milk( supplement). But as you mentioned you want to know about breast milk, which is the best to give your baby. Here is what I know. Well, expressing of breast milk can be done in three ways: 1) hand, 2) using a hand pump (available on firstcry.com), 3) using an electrical pump (available on firstcry.com). If you get heavy milk supply it will be quite easy for you to express by hand specially in the morning. However if you find it difficult ask help from doctor or experienced people to teach you or show you in either of the above 3 ways mentioned. At times expressing by hand can also take a long time in this case the pumps are helpful. You must express your milk in sterilised bottles (available on firstcry.com), which can then be capped and stored in the fridge. Don’t keep it longer than 24 hours. See that it’s frozen as soon as possible. Melt frozen milk and use at once. Never refreeze. You can also keep it in fridge for 5 to 6 hours (in case u get a break and can rush home and get back to work).”

Sonal Maner shared her experience of returning to work when her daughter was just three months old, “Use an electric breast pump to extract milk and store in special sterilised bags in d freezer. Use Medela breast pump and bags, they are the best. You can store milk in the freezer for up to 3 moths after extracting, remove from freezer 45 mins before feed time and keep the bag/bottle in hot water so it can warm up. Do not open d bag/bottle until the baby is ready to be fed. I joined work wen my daughter was just 3 months and used to feed her extracted breast milk until she was 1.5 yrs.” Medela Breast Pumps on FirstCry.com are available here.”

Neha Gaurav puts in her useful tips, “You can use manual breast pump instead of electric one. After extracting milk you can keep it at room temp (27 degrees) for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator (towards the corner of tray) for 24 hrs in sterilised bottles only. After taking out the milk from refrigerator , keep the bottle in a pan of warm water for few minutes so that it comes to room temp. But make sure u do not bring the milk in direct contact of heat (gas flame)”.

Noopur Agarwal also reminded us to instruct the care taker, “With an automatic breast pump you can extract all the milk in morning before going to office, then store the milk in sterilised baby bottles and refrigerate them. Tell the person who will be feeding the baby to take out the bottle half an hour before feeding the baby”.

Breastpumps Come In Handy For New Moms Going Back to Work

Breastpumps Come In Handy For New Moms Going Back to Work

Radhika Varun Soni also reiterated the best method to store breast milk, “You can use breast pump of your choice n refrigerate the milk in sterilized bottle and warm the bottle in hot water just minutes before he is to be fed.”

A lot of advice comes in the way of new moms, but the best ones are from peers who have been mothers themselves. Being a working mom can bring whole host of challenges, but it is also a really satisfying role to play.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the moms who came to Veena’s rescue:

Sonal Maner, Noopur Agarwal, Radhika Varun Soni and Neha Gaurav.

Hauck Turbo – Blue

Hauck Turbo - Blue

Hauck Turbo – Blue

H-Blue, A deluxe lightweight buggy!

With the extra light Turbo coping with everyday life is child’s play. At only 6.5 kilograms in weight this buggy is extremely practical. Suitable from birth the Turbo has an adjustable backrest and footrest. The padded seat unit and 5-point harness provides comfort and safety for your child. Canopy can be removed if necessary.
The swivel front wheels make the Turbo easy to move around and the wheel suspension system make for a smooth ride on any surface.With this stroller, you always have the right companion with you. All Hauck car seats and strollers comply with the latest European standards.

Buggy Dimension

  • Height of handle from ground – 108cm
  • Width of handle – 48cm (approx)
  • Length of seat – 84cm
  • Width of seat – 30cm (approx)
Price : Rs. 6800.00

Hauck Turbo – Lime

Hauck Turbo - Lime

Hauck Turbo – Lime

H-Lime, A deluxe lightweight buggy

With the extra light Turbo coping with everyday life is child’s play. At only 6.5 kilograms in weight this buggy is extremely practical. Suitable from birth the Turbo has an adjustable backrest and footrest. The padded seat unit and 5-point harness provides comfort and safety for your child. Canopy can be removed if necessary.

The swivel front wheels make the Turbo easy to move around and the wheel suspension system make for a smooth ride on any surface. With this stroller, you always have the right companion with you. All Hauck car seats and strollers comply with the latest European standards.

Stroller Dimension

  • Height of handle from ground – 108cm
  • Width of handle – 48cm (approx)
  • Length of seat – 84cm
  • Width of seat – 30cm (approx)
Price : Rs. 6800.00

Hauck Esprit Speed Sun – Basic Red

Hauck Esprit Speed Sun - Basic Red

Hauck Esprit Speed Sun – Basic Red

Espirit Basic Red, The ideal stroller for all occasions

The Speed Sun from Hauck and Esprit is suitable right from your child’s birth, preferably after the third month. It is an easily reliable stroller as it looks to your baby’s comfort and safety. Extremely light weight and easy to put away, the stroller when folded becomes very compact that can easily fit in the boot of your car.

For your baby’s safety, it has a 5-point safety harness and a detachable hood for when the sun is really shining down. The framework is also very sturdy and is quite resistant to damage. The material used in the stroller is nice and soft to make your baby more comfortable. It has four reclining seat position and three adjustable calf positions to adjust positions for your baby to sit down, recline a bit or sleep snugly. Another notable feature is the padded arm rest that adds on its appeal.

  • Lockable front swivel wheels
  • Foot operated parking brake make it easy for you to maneuver and control the stroller
  • The stroller has 8 wheels made of plastic of 18 cm diameter
  • A large shopping bag keeps your hands free for you to handle the stroller
  • All in all a great buy for everyday use

Stroller Dimension

  • Height of handle from ground – 104cm
  • Width of handle – 50cm (approx)
  • Length of seat – 78cm
  • Width of seat – 30cm (approx)
Price : Rs. 8050.00

Hauck Esprit Speed Sun – Basic Black

Hauck Esprit Speed Sun - Basic Black

Hauck Esprit Speed Sun – Basic Black

Espirit Basic Black, The ideal stroller for all occasions

The Speed Sun from Hauck and Esprit is suitable right from your child’s birth, preferably after the third month. It is an easily reliable stroller as it looks to your baby’s comfort and safety. Extremely light weight and easy to put away, the stroller when folded becomes very compact that can easily fit in the boot of your car.

For your baby’s safety, it has a 5-point safety harness and a detachable hood for when the sun is really shining down. The framework is also very sturdy and is quite resistant to damage.

The material used in the stroller is nice and soft to make your baby more comfortable. It has four reclining seat position and three adjustable calf positions to adjust positions for your baby to sit down, recline a bit or sleep snugly. Another notable feature is the padded arm rest that adds on its appeal.

  • Lockable front swivel wheels
  • Foot operated parking brake make it easy for you to maneuver and control the stroller
  • The stroller has 8 wheels made of plastic of 18 cm diameter
  • A large shopping bag keeps your hands free for you to handle the stroller
  • All in all a great buy for everyday use

Stroller Dimension

  • Height of handle from ground – 104cm
  • Width of handle – 50cm (approx)
  • Length of seat – 78cm
  • Width of seat – 30cm (approx)
Price : Rs. 8050.00

Quick Dry – Large (Laminated Fabric)

Quick Dry - Large (Laminated Fabric)

Quick Dry – Large (Laminated Fabric)

140x100cm, The Breathable, Waterproof, Bed protector!

‘Quick Dry’ is a multilayer product, the main stay of which is a water proof, breathable membrane bonded to a very cozy top surface. This layer prevents water or liquids from going down, but allows moisture to pass through the entire fabric, giving comfort to the skin. The ‘Quick dry’ sheet also dries faster as the membrane promotes the removal of water vapor, a revolution in bed protectors.

  • Dries faster
  • Light weight
  • Durable and breathable
  • No or minimal rashes
  • Highly hygienic
  • Diaper free nights
  • No feeling of heat
  • Cozy, smooth and silky feeling
  • Uninterrupted sleep
  • Hold 8 times its weight of water

Price Rs. 575.00

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Quick Dry – Laminated Fabric (Medium)

Quick Dry - Laminated Fabric (Medium)

Quick Dry – Laminated Fabric (Medium)

70×100 cm, The breathable, Waterproof, Bed protector!

‘Quick Dry’ is a revolutionary product for the bed protection industry. Hitherto, the only choice for protecting sleeping surfaces was a ‘rubber sheet’ or equivalent products. These products have many disadvantages like being non-breathable (causing heat, rashes and bed sores), Synthetic non garment grade (hot for the skin), non dry able (leaving a layer of liquid on the skin, a most unpleasant feeling) and generally feeling “crinkly” under the sheet, all in all contributing to an uncomfortable experience.

‘Quick Dry’ is a unique product that has been created by Bannari Amman Spinning Mills Ltd., for the first time in South East Asia, using advanced materials and bonding techniques that are used in high performance military and sports gear used in the west.

‘Quick Dry’ is a multilayer product, the main stay of which is a water proof, breathable membrane bonded to a very cozy top surface. This layer prevents water or liquids from going down, but allows moisture to pass through the entire fabric, giving comfort to the skin. The ‘Quick Dry’ sheet also dries faster as the membrane promotes the removal of water vapor, a revolution in bed protectors.

Breathable, water proof sheets has been widely accepted in the US and Europe, where the rubber sheet/PVC sheet coverings do not exist any more in the market.

Main Features:

  • Dries Faster
  • Light Weight
  • Durable & Breathable
  • No or Minimal Rashes
  • Highly Hygienic
  • Diaper Free Nights
  • No Feeling of Heat
  • Cozy, Smooth & Silky feeling
  • Un-interrupted Sleep
  • Hold 8 times its weight of water

Buy ‘Quick Dry’ and give your child, a loved one or near and dear the best available bed protection production in the world!

Note : The product comes in different attractive colors. The one which is available will be shipped to you.

Price: Rs. 325.00

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