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Breastfeeding Blogs for Mummies

Easy guide of bottle compatibility to your Wide Neck Flanges

Easy guide of bottle compatibility to your Wide Neck Flanges

Have you wonder which the Wide Neck Flanges from Maymom and Spectra will work with which baby bottles so that you can pump directly to the feeding bottle?  The Medela, Ameda bottles are known as standard mouth bottles whereas the Avent, Spectra bottles in general are wide mouth bottles. If your bottles are not listed here, here is a general guideline. Standard mouth (or narrow mouth) bottles are a little less than 1.5 inches when you measure across the diameter of the top of the bottle.Wide mouth bottles are a little less than 2 inches when you measure across the diameter of the top...

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Know your Freestyle Pump Parts and replacements

Know your Freestyle Pump Parts and replacements

There are many parts to the breast pump and I always got mummies having difficulties to describe or name their the parts they need or how to replace them. This post is for Freestyle Breast Pump which is one of the known Medela electric double side breast pump. It is light and portable and rechargeable which is a plus point for mummies who are always on the move. Here's a picture that tells you all the parts names of Freestyle Breast Pump. So how often do you need to replacement the parts? Part Name Replacement Frequency Note Tubing Every 3...

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Easy Guide to bottle compatibility with Medela Breast Pumps Parts

Easy Guide to bottle compatibility with Medela Breast Pumps Parts

Bottle Compatibility Have you wonder which Medela breast pumps parts will work with which baby bottles so that you can pump directly to the feeding bottle?  The Medela, Ameda bottles are known as standard mouth bottles whereas the Avent, Spectra bottles in general are wide mouth bottles. If your bottles are not listed here, here is a general guideline. Standard mouth (or narrow mouth) bottles are a little less than 1.5 inches when you measure across the diameter of the top of the bottle.Wide mouth bottles are a little less than 2 inches when you measure across the diameter of the top of the...

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Guide to Find out your Breast Shield Size

Guide to Find out your Breast Shield Size

Guide to Find out your Breast Shield Size What is a breast shield? A breast shield or flange is the funnel on a breast pump that attaches to your breast and draws the nipple out, creating suction and allowing your milk to flow out of your breasts and into the storage bottle. Some breast shields, their the funnel and the bottle connector are joined seamlessly as a one-piece, known as the flange. The size of the breast shield is express in terms of millimetres (mm). This usually refer to the measurement of the opening at end of the funnel towards the...

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Going back to work while breastfeeding

You should start the preparation to return to office as early as four weeks so that you and the baby can adjust gradually to the changes. Taking the time to plan ahead makes going back to work after having a baby much more manageable. Remember, the quality and quantity of breast milk will be affected when you are stressed out! You might be able to keep breastfeeding your baby while you’re at work, or you might consider doing a mix of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding. You could also express milk at work so that you can keep up your milk supply,...

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