Reasons for Mom to feed her baby breastmilk in their first year of life.

  • It helps keep your baby healthy.
  • Protects against infections, diseases, and even viruses.
  • Is easily digested, as the baby will not likely have constipation, diarrhea, or an upset stomach from breastmilk.
  • It helps babies have healthier weights as they grow.

The best part about pumping with The Restful Pump Chair

  • Allows Mom to rest and pump or multitask in 2 different forward-leaning supportive positions

  • May reduce stress by getting some work done at the hands-free workstation

  • Offers the ability to pump hands-free, which enables mom to perform self-breast massage during pump sessions. 

Why should moms pump breastmilk?

  • Pumping after each breastfeeding session may increase milk supply

  • Pumping provides nipple stimulation to increase and maintain milk supply

  • Convenience for moms to pump and then bottle feed the baby

  • Allows Dad and other family members to bottle feed and bond with the infant

  • Mom returns to the workplace and is not with the infant to breastfeed

  • Moms may donate extra milk to a milk bank. Some clinics or hospitals may pay mothers for their milk.

  • Surrogates may pump and donate her breastmilk after the baby is born and living with their parents

  • Allows Mom to build a milk supply to store in the freezer, even before the infant needs more milk

  • Exclusively pumping gives babies all the benefits of breastmilk if Mom cannot nurse or the baby cannot latch for other medical reasons

It may be medically necessary

  • Supportive ergonomics with the Restful Pump Chair provide comfort with pumping and may prolong pump sessions and help mom reach her 6-12 month goal of providing breast milk to her infant(s).

  • Avoid or manage back pain or discomfort from other orthopedic diagnoses

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Exhaustion

  • Post-surgical complications

  • Exclusively pumping may be the best option for a baby that has had a medical complication that prevented them from initially breastfeeding:

  1. Premature, weak, low muscle tone

  2. Sick infants or infants in ICU may not be able to latch properly

  3. Ankyloglossia – Infants with tongue or lip tie (before a visit to pediatric dentistry for release options such as possible laser surgery)

  4. General latch-on or suck difficulties

  • C-Section requires proper positioning

  • Pumping may draw out flat or inverted nipples

  • Neck shoulder pain or similar diagnoses

  • Upper Extremity Disabilities (i.e.) Amputee, another shoulder, elbow, or wrist diagnoses

  • Postpartum conditions

  • Diastasis Recti is not supported with slouching to pump