But first –
There are two kinds of breast pumps available in the market – manual pumps and electric pumps. With manual pumps like the one in the tutorial, you need to use your hands to work the machine as it pumps. These are however cheap and quite easy to use. With electric pumps, you just need to hold the flanges in place, while the machine stimulates the pumping action.
With the second, you will get a manual and that will give you the instructions on how it works. But with a manual pump, you may need a little extra help. And that is what we will be showing you today. Also remember that we discuss some tips here that can actually make it easier to start pumping – irrespective of whether you are using a manual or an electric pump.
So there you go – now you know exactly how to use a breast pump. Which just means you can take that much needed break from your routine while your partner feeds the baby. And of course, you can always continue to breastfeed even when you go back to work!
Best of luck with your new baby!