information collected from the Healthy Children Project 2009/2010
Pumping at least 8 times a day for pump dependent moms helps establish and maintain adequate milk supply.
Pumping in short frequent intervals is very effective.
Ongoing nipple stimulation is required for ongoing milk production. Nipple stimulation triggers prolactin which causes milk to be made.
If you have mastitis, it is best to keep breastfeeding frequently from both sides.
Hurried and infrequent feedings have been found to be a significant risk factor for getting mastitis.
It is important to teat both mom and baby if one of you has thrush (cadidiases). It is also important to clean all vectors (from pacis, to bottles, things that go in baby’s mouth, nipple shields even towels being used).