Tips and Tricks for Breastfeeding / Pumping

Increasing milk supply:

  • Lactation cookies (recipe)
  • Oatmeal
  • Fenugreek
  • Mothers tea
  • Brewer’s Yeast

Washing / Storing

  • Breastmilk can stay good in the fridge for up to 6 days
  • Freshly pumped milk can stay out up to 6 hours – if you pump in the middle of the night, you can leave it out until you wake again (because who actually gets 6 hours of sleep!)
  • Pump parts, if kept cold, can technically be used over and over again for up to 6 days, though I recommend cleaning them every few days
  • Put the entire pump part in two coffee mugs in the fridge after using
  • I pump directly into my Dr. brown’s bottles, this way I don’t have to clean/lose milk when transferring
  • Heat whatever you pump the milk into before transferring as to not lose the fat thT builds up on the side when stored in the fridge
  • Put all of your bottles and pump pieces in the dishwasher – I like to use an empty dishwasher on the sanitize setting. I put the small pieces in a separate container. I also use the honest company dishwater pods

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