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
Exclusively pumping may be the best option for a baby that has had a medical complication that prevented them from initially breastfeeding:
Premature, weak, low muscle tone
Sick infants or infants in ICU may not be able to latch properly
Ankyloglossia – Infants with tongue or lip tie (before a visit to pediatric dentistry for release options such as possible laser surgery)
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
Diastasis Recti is not supported with slouching to pump