Breast Pumping Directory
Breast pumping is the use of a machine to extract milk from a new mom's lactating breasts. If you're breastfeeding your baby, chances are you are going to need to pump breast milk. Breast pumping can help boost or bring in your milk supply, relieve pain from engorged breasts, or collect milk for a premature baby or a baby who cannot yet latch onto the breast. If you work outside the home, you can use a breast pump to collect and store your milk for your child's use when you are not around. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about breast pumping, from how to choose a breast pump to when to use a breast pump, and much more.
How to pump breast milk for the first time.
For new moms who have never used a breast pump before, here are tips on how to pump quickly and easily.
Breastfeeding: Support and Tips for Successful Nursing
Breastfeeding not coming naturally? Don't despair! A number of support services help with breast-feeding questions and problems, and provide tips for successfully nursing.
Breastfeeding Support: Q&A With Laurel Schultz, MD
WebMD talks with pediatrician Laurel Schultz, MD, about the most common breastfeeding questions and problems new parents have and how to deal with them.
Breast Pumps for Nursing Moms
Breast pumps can be intimidating, but they don't need to be. A guide to choosing an electric or manual pump, tips for getting the most out of your pump, and the basics on handling and storing pumped breast milk.