- 06-15-2005, 02:14 AM #1Registered User
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
- UNITED STATES
I am not a working mom and need a breast pump for occasional use. Do you have any suggestion and where can I find it? and the price?
- 06-15-2005, 10:19 AM #2Registered User
- Join Date
- Feb 2003
- Hong Kong
A small manual pump that is popular with many mothers is the Avent Isis pump http://www.avent.com/uk/en/
It s available at Mothercare.
If you want an electric pump most mothers choose a Medela pump (as they are the most easily available here) http://www.meridianhk.com.hk/
If you don’t have to express often you might also like to consider manually expressing. A good hand expression technique is the Marmet Technique. Instructions are at http://www.lactationinstitute.org/MANUALEX.html
This is useful because it helps the let-down and so get more milk.
(Please note that the anatomy of the breast is not up to date on this web site. It has recently been discovered that the Milk Reservoirs drawn under the Areola, the darker skin around the nipple, do not actually exist. This, however, does not stop the technique from working.)
It is possible to following instructions for the Marmet Technique and to use a pump instead of the hand expressing part. The other bits of the technique are to encourage the let down reflex. Usually when mothers don’t much milk expressing it is because the let-down isn’t working well without the help of the baby. Thus a popular time to pump is when the baby is feeding on the other side.
If you have any questions about expressing please contact a La Leche League Leader.
Maggie (Chinese ) 9048-1701
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