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A Beginners Guide to Breastfeeding

So, you’ve decided to breastfeed and pump. Congrats, Mama, you are making an amazing choice for both yourself and your baby. At Aeroflow Breastpumps, we want to be there for you every step of the way, giving you the tools that you need to be successful in your breastfeeding journey. This quick guide is designed to get you started, but we encourage you to explore our full collection of blogs, videos and more!

How Do I Choose the Right Breast Pump?

There are several things to consider when breast pumping. Many moms will return back to work after their baby is born and will need an electric breast pump that will offer some portability with things like a rechargeable battery, tote bags, cooler sets and hands-free pumping bras. Learn More about how to choose the best best pump for your busy life, or you can reach out to your Breastpump Specialist so they can help make that decision a little easier for you!

How Breastfeeding and Pumping Effects You and Your Baby

It’s no surprise that breast milk is one of the greatest first gifts you can give to your baby, but there might be some added benefits that you haven’t even discovered yet! Learn more about the many Breastfeeding Benefits, and if you are Breastfeeding At One Year, the benefits are even greater.

I Just Received My Breast Pump, But It Doesn’t Seem To Be Working Correctly. Help!

Don’t worry, Mama, this is a common question. It might be an issue with how you are using your pump, and we have a variety of resources both on the pump product page, as well as on our Video Resources page that might help. If you still feel that it’s a real issue with the pump, you can go to our Warranty Page for manufacturer contact information.

What Else Do I Need?

Now you have your breast pump, but what else do you need? While we can’t plan for everything, there are some things that we know will be helpful for you while you’re pumping and breastfeeding. From hands-free pumping bras, to storage bags and nursing pads, check out our Shopping Guide.

The Low Down on Breast Pump Parts

Replacing your breast pump parts approx. every six weeks, or even having an extra set on hand will help prevent unexpected interruptions in your breastfeeding journey. Find resupply options here, or check with your Breastpump Specialist to see if they are covered by insurance. And don’t forget to clean your parts with the help of the CDC Cleaning Guidelines.

Consider A Lactation Professional

Whether you’re a new mom or an experienced breastfeeder, there are some unexpected challenges that you are bound to face. You can use our Lactation Support Directory to find a professional or group in your area.