Using a breast pump isn't exactly known for making you feel comfortable. It is, however, extremely convenient, whether you're pumping from work, right in front of your baby, or a mixture of the two. Sometimes pumping can be a little bit uncomfortable though — holding a piece of machinery to your breasts certainly isn't as comforting or snuggly as holding your little baby. But learning how to make pumping more comfortable can be the difference between a loving relationship between you and your pump, and giving up on pumping altogether.
One article from What To Expect called pumping your breast milk a learned art — one that doesn't always come easily or naturally, but a skill that everyone can perfect with a little bit of practice. If you're in pain or uncomfortable, however, the chances that you'll take the time to learn how to pump are slim. So implementing these easy tips next time you sit down to pump will not only make your time pumping pain free, it will ensure you get the maximum milk out of your session.
Even though your pump may not be your most stylish accessory, or as cute as your baby, when used correctly, it can be your actual best friend.