After giving birth, mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their newborn not only for the mother and baby bonding it fosters but, more importantly, for the unequalled nutritional benefits of mother’s milk. Rich in, among others, vitamins such as colostrum which helps prevent anemia, and antibodies that help fight infections and allergies, breastfeeding is greatly responsible for the growth and development of a newborn baby.
The World Health Organization recommends that exclusive breastfeeding be done “up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.” However, in our modern world, sometimes this is a challenge. Many mothers nowadays have to return to work within 2-3 months after giving birth to help sustain the family’s income and meet the family’s growing demands.
Still, a growing number of women and private organizations are lending support to the cause of breastfeeding. The government has also enacted the Expanded Breasfeeding Law which requires all offices, whether government or private, to set up breastfeeding stations for this purpose; thus, breastfeeding pumps and devices have become a necessity for working moms who breastfeed.
Breastfeeding pumps are a great invention, in that they make milk expression possible almost anytime and anywhere. There is a great variety of breastpump models and brands available in the market today which allows mothers to choose according to their needs and budget.
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