Milking Mom...Considerations for Breast Pump Selection

Being Milked like a cow is how many women feel when they use breast pumps. Much of that feeling comes from the choice of breast pump. New Review site offers considerations to selecting a breast pump that makes you feel more mom like / less cow like.
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July 23, 2011 - PRLog -- Milking how many women feel with many of the breast pumps on the market today.  The process isn't much different than used with cows or goats hooked up to automatic milkers.

But why do so many women feel this way.  Why is this such and unpleasant experience for many.  Sore Nipples are a common complaint as well.

New Review Site helps with considerations of breast pumps.

Breast Pump Consideration

Before considering a breast pump its advisable to visit a Lactation Consultant. The consultant can do several things for you, most import of them is training and evaluation.  The training will let you know what to expect for  your expression sessions, as well as how to boost your supply, supplements, diet etc.

They will also determine your nipple size.  This is important to ensure you get the right size breast shield, flange or cup depending on the nomenclature of the breast pump company your using.

Establishing the correct nipple size is very important if you want to reduce nipple soreness. One of the primary reasons nipples get sore is because the nipples rub the breast shield or flange during the expression process, so the combination of that and the tugging from the suction can take its toll.  The proper sized flange will greatly reduce this soreness.

Of course your nipple size is likely to change and your likely to have to move up a size as your breast pump usage goes on, so purchasing the next size up is a good idea from the get go.  This is due in part to engorgement and the suction process.

Breast Pumps

All breast pumps are not created equal.  There are several types of pumps and several types of formulas for achieving "Let-Down".  

Several manufactures have patented processes for achieving the let-down phase.  A newcomer Simplisse offers the newest approach and most comfortable.  Visit the review to learn more and watch the video.

Open System vs. Closed System Breast Pumps refers to the methods of collection.  Visit for a very nice explanation of these methods.

For now, you need to consider that the open system makes possible for milk and moisture to stay in the pumps lines and even to back up into the motor, so good cleaning and drying is critical to prevent mold growth.

Closed systems  have a valve which prevent this from happening, hence no lines to clean and no possibility of milk backing into lines or motor and no milk contamination.  So of the most renown pumps as well as the bulk of the breast pumps are open systems hard as that is to believe.

How to Not Feel like a Milked Mom

The best way not to feel like a Milked Mom is to do your diligence.  Research the breast pumps through websites like where not only pump details are established, their pros and cons, but where trends in long term use have been evaluated from consumer use of these pumps.

Women DO NOT express milk the same, what works for some women does not work for others, if you can identify which category you fit into, you will make your milk expression session less cow like and more mom like.  

The price of the pump isn't the final determiner of effectiveness these trends have shown, also 300 dollar pumps fail almost as often as some cheaper models...learn more in the reviews at

Using review sites, especially ones which consider consumer trends and satisfaction will help you make the best choice for yourself and ultimately your baby.

e-breastpumps hopes we can help you make a good choice for your family.
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