Pumping and Milk Storage
Pump when you are separated from your baby
Pump for about 15-20 minutes per pump session
The pump is purely just a vacuum and lacks the massage component that an infant can provide - for this reason it is not a good indicator of true milk supply! Incorporate hands on pumping to increase milk output.
Explore the vacuum options and different pump cycles to initiate let downs.
Hand expression and hands on pumping!
If you need more information about any of these techniques, contact me for a consult!
For Preterm Infants, immunocompromised or sick follow more conservative guidelines.
"RULE OF 4's"
Room temperature (freshly expressed) - 4 hours
Fridge - 4 days
Freezer - 4 months
(Follow recommendations on chart for thawed milk)