Your first time using a breast pump can be a little bit intimidating. Regardless of whether you've mastered the art of breastfeeding your baby or are still struggling to get a good latch, introducing a breast pump is another animal entirely. Don't get me wrong, breast pumps are incredible gadgets that can make your life as a nursing mom 100 times easier. But getting the hang of using one can be tricky to say the least. If you're worried about how to survive your first pumping session, you're not alone. They're far from being as cute as your baby and can be pretty, well, mechanical. Never fear though, because with a few tips up your sleeve you'll master pumping in no time.
Hooking yourself up to a machine to do something as natural as produce breast milk can seem a bit scary, but once you get the hang of it, it will be second nature. These tips are helpful for first-time pumpers and veterans alike, although keeping them in mind the first time around will save you lots of frustration in the long run.
Some of these pointers might seem intuitive, but most of them you might not have even considered. They'll help your milk flow easier and before long, you too will be a breast pump master.