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Pumping - Part #1

Several reasons can make a lactating parent pumping breast milk. I listed a few common and less common reasons here.

- Increasing the production of milk.

- The baby is not latching or not transferring the milk (premature baby...)

- To allow the nipples to rest when they are damaged and too sore

- By choice (exclusively pumping...)

- To allow someone else to feed the baby

- To have extra supply in the freezer in case of an emergency

- To keep up milk supply and provide milk for baby when away for work or a trip...

- To mix with solid food when baby is old enough to start solids

- To induce lactation or relactate

- To donate (milk bank)

Pumping can be challenging, complicated and time consuming. Families deserve good support during that challenging time.

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