Breast Pump can do manually or by pump. A small study reported in Archives of Disease in Childhood found that breast pump by hand in the first days of birth is better in improving infant feeding levels than using a pump.
The study involved 68 new mothers who breastfeed infants directly through the mother’s nipples or suck less than 12-36 hours after birth. These mothers were randomly divided into 2 groups, in which one group by means of milk breast pump and one group have breast pump using the hand or manual.
After monitoring the Mother who have breast pump by tool and manual, researchers will assess the amount of milk produced and fed, the level of pain and self-confidence in breastfeeding. In this case the researchers will monitor when the baby was 1 week, 1 month and 2 months.
Mother who have Breast Pump by hand feel more comfortable
The study found mothers who have milk Breast Pump manually or using hands to feel more comfortable to do so and at the age of 2 months of infant feeding higher levels compared with infants who have milk breast pump with the tool.
“Milk Breast Pump is a quick and efficient in removing milk. But these mothers should be taught how to have breast pump by hand,” says the author, as quoted from MedIndia.
Breast Pump with the manual technique is usually to use the power of the thumb and forefinger with the movement position C and U, namely the two fingers forming the letter C and continued with the letter U.
That has been milk Breast Pump will be accommodated in a cup or cup and spoon instead given through a bottle. This is done to train the jaw movement gain and to prevent or avoid the nipple confusion.
Source : Detik