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Episode 31 Content and Overview

Tips for pumping breast milk and maximizing your supply, how to build up a serious stash of milk, and how to rock pumping at work.  Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding and pumping will set you up for success when you are building up a stash of milk or pumping when you return to work.  Pumping will get easier and you will get better at it the longer you do it.  Part of the learning curve is going to be figuring out what works best for you, and finding ways to make pumping more productive and convenient will make it easier.  The easier it is, the more consistent you will be, and consistency is really the key to making it work.  Whether you are looking to stockpile your freezer with milk, continue pumping when you return to work after your maternity leave, or if you just want to be able to give your baby pumped milk from time to time this episode has some great tips for you to maximize your supply and make this task as easy as possible.

Included in This Episode
  • Pregnancy Podcast Episode 10: Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy Podcast Episode 30: Pumping Breast Milk (The Basics)
  • The pumping breastfeeding relationship
  • Tips for pumping
  • Pumping bras & how to DIY
  • How to build a serious stash of milk in your freezer
  • Storing frozen milk
  • Planning ahead for pumping at work
  • Getting a breast pump through your insurance
    • Aeroflow is a company that helps you get a breast pump through your health insurance. There can be some hoops to jump through to get a breast pump through your insurance but Aeroflow does all of this for you and makes it so easy. All you need to do is fill out a form that takes just a minute.  Aeroflow will contact your health insurance company, get the necessary paperwork from your doctor or midwife, then they will get in touch with you to help you choose the right breast pump. Click here to get started.
  • Talking to your boss or your human resources department
  • Your rights and setting up your office
  • Toting supplies to and from work
  • Your pumping schedule at work
  • Your rights and planning time for pumping at work
  • Storing your milk at work
  • Cleaning your pump and parts at work
  • Traveling with breastmilk
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