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Breast Milk Pumping Facts

Breast Milk Pumping Facts

When not to pump

Breast pumping is safe for almost everyone, but if you experience pain you should take a break. Kouba also warns not to use breast pumps as a way to gauge if you’re getting enough milk. “Your body will make what it needs and the amount of milk you have is constantly changing,” says Kouba. “Don’t let a low pumping session question your milk supply.” Lastly, when it’s time to wean your baby, try to put the pump away. If you become engorged, pumping can offer temporary relief but it will only simulate you to produce more milk. When you decide to wean your baby, wean the pump first.