Any breastfeeding moms out there? August is known to be the official breastfeeding month. How are all your breastfeeding journeys so far?
I am well-aware of the struggles of a working breastfeeding mom. Fynn is 5 months old now and I am still mix-feeding him with breastmilk and formula milk. It is not easy and never been easy for me to continue breastfeeding my infant while working full-time and struggling with low breastmilk supply. I hope to breastfeed until he turns 1-year-old at least. I have breastfed Naj until 7 months old. My supply just dropped drastically when Naj turned 7 months so I have no choice but to put him exclusively on formula milk. I missed breastfeeding him when I gave it up. He refused the breast when my supply dipped. Maybe now on my second try in breastfeeding, I would be more successful, using my lessons and mistakes from my breastfeeding journey with Naj.
So here are the 1st two tips in maintaining a good breastmilk supply:
- Pump frequently at least every 2 hours if you are away from your baby
- Get a good breast pump
That being said, let me introduce to you a new discovery, Gaksimil Sense Breastpump. It is a breastpump originated from Korea. It is 100% made in Korea.It comes in a white and soft pink color. It looks very pretty to carry around. It is also very light weight that you would initally doubt it can provide you the pumping power you would need. It only weighs 256 grams!
Searching for a good breast pump, you need to look for specific things like:
– Electric pump
– Double pump
– Suction power
– BPA- Free
– Quiet pump
Gaksimil Sense Breastpump is an electric pump powered by attaching to a power source or by a 4 AA batteries. Electric breast pumps produce more milk than manual pumps. Gaksimil Sense also is a double pump but can be use as singe pump too. Though it is still best to pump & stimulate both breast simultaneously. This breastpump has a massage mode to facilitate your let-down which mimics the baby’s initial suckling. It has 81 combination of pressure and frequency control with 9 suctions cycles and 9 levels of pressure control. I was super-duper impressed with suction power! My husband commented on how much milk I pumped when I was using this breastpump. I even just used level 6 and it was sufficient already. I love that it is tiny and so light. I can put it in my small Kate Spade bag when I go to work. I don’t have to complain on carrying heavy load when I am out and about. One of my trick to increase my supply and keeping up with my 2-hourly pumping is pumping anywhere and everywhere. I just put on my trusty breastfeeding apron and pump anywhere hands-free using my handsfree bra. Gaksimil Sense is so quiet that no one would know that I am pumping from where I am. Yes, I pump in restaurants, in bus stops and even while doing grocery. The breastpump automatically turns off after 30 minutes. I love that it is BPA-free and the breast flanges & bottles are easy to clean. Gaksimil Sense is made in such a way that there is a 100% prevention of backflow of milk to the motor. I really hate when back flow happens to why breastpumps. So in my mommy book, Gaksimil Sense Breastpump is a winner. It would be a good partner in achieving my breastfeeding goals for my son.
Here are a few more tips to increase breastmilk supply:
– nurse frequently if you are with your baby
– drink loads of water
– eat a lot of galactogogues food like oatmeal, salmon, avocados, oyster, papaya, etc.
– take supplements like Fenugreek, Mother’s Milk Tea etc.
– Check baby’s latch or correct baby’s latch
– Check attachment of your breastpump on your breast (yes, I realized wrong attachment like nipple not being center of flanges can impede the flow of milk)
– Make sure you use correct size of breastpump flange
– Don’t stress
– Consult lactation specialist
If you are interested in getting a Gaksimil Sense Breastpump, head over to www.mymiraclebaby.com.sg. They are the local distributor here in Singapore. They provide 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. It retails at $373.75.
Happy Breastfeeding Month to all breastfeeding moms around the world!
Disclaimer: This is a post in collaboration with My Miracle Baby. No monetary compensation is involved. All opinions are my own. Regardless, I only recommend products which I personally believe will be good for my readers.