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Benefits of 'power pumping', everything you need to know about it as a new mother

Power pumping can help the mother pump more frequently so that her body increases the milk supply naturally, especially when they have difficulty breastfeeding naturally. It can be beneficial for different reasons. Read on to find out more.

Benefits of 'power pumping', everything you need to know about it as a new mother sur
First Published Nov 11, 2022, 1:19 PM IST

The length of the power-pumping session depends on the mother’s body. According to experts, some women may see results with 1-hour sessions, while others can take 2 hours of the day or a week to see an increase in supply. Breastfeeding can be difficult for any new mother, especially if her baby is given breast milk and she cannot produce as much milk as she would like. This is where power pumping comes in. It is believed that power pumping can help in producing similar results as it can help the mother pump more milk frequently so that her body increases the milk supply naturally.

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The technique of breast pumping depends on your body, and there are no rules to it. Doing it without breaks can lead to nipple pain or Brest sourness. Some women experience great results with 1-hour sessions. You will have to follow a schedule for at least one week. According to experts, some other ways to increase breast milk production are that many nutritious foods can be added to your diet, such as garlic, ginger, fenugreek, papaya, chickpeas, fennel etc.
You should also look for factors affecting milk production, like emotional or physical conditions. According to some experts, you can also try introducing lifestyle changes like avoiding or limiting alcohol and smoking, regularly exercising regularly, and eating a balanced diet. Many mothers also depend on prescribed medications or supplements to increase their breast milk supply, but power pumping is always best recommended for better and faster results. It is also less risky than medications that can come with side effects such as nausea, sleep problems, headaches and relentlessness, and can also lead to health complications. 

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