The following are the step by step instructions which you need to follow in this tutorial of beginning the pumping while still breastfeeding your baby:
Step 1: Wash your Hands
The first and foremost important step of this tutorial is to wash your hands properly before pumping out the milk from your breasts. It requires for the hygienic purposes.
Step 2: Massage your Beast
After washing and cleaning your hands, gently massage your breast. It will help you feel calm and relax.
Why should you do massage?
Before the pumping, doing a rubbing of the breast also benefits in stimulating the other let-downs so that the entire milk ducts can be vacant easily. It will allow you to take out more milk from the breasts with the help of the breast pump. In fact, doing the massage before pumping make you feel calm and relax. You must do massage at the time of pumping also for increasing the pressure.
How to massage your breasts?
You need to use your one hand for massaging your breasts from the armpits in the direction of your nipples. You must massage both breasts gently from the armpit to your nipple and also from the center of your chest to every single nipple. After this, stroke your each breast mildly in the direction of the nipple a small number of times. Now shake your breasts, and it will be ready for producing more milk. Ultimately, the pressure of your breast's milk will get upsurge, and more milk can be taken out. You can do this massage in between the pumping process also.
Step 3: Begin with the Little Suction Process
You have to pump your both breasts with the little pressure/suction. As soon as you start feeling comfortable, you may increase the level of the suction. For getting more milk out, you must compress your breasts more. Do this step until the flow of the milk slows down to a drop
Step 4: Again do the Massage
When the flow of the milk slows down, starts massaging your breast again. The breast-massage must give in the areas which tend to feel full. But you should remember that pimping should not be hurt. If you get an injury from the pump, then contact your doctor immediately.
Step 5: Collect the Milk in the Sterilized Bottle
After finishing the pumping process, collect the breast milk in the sterilized container. If you want that more milk comes out at the time of pumping, then you should do it regularly when you go away from your baby. It will increase your supply of the milk also.
Step 6: Label the Container
The last and final step of this tutorial is to label the container in which you have kept your breast milk. You should write the date on which you express your milk in that container as it will help you in using the oldest milk early.
Step 7: Refrigerate the Milk
As soon as you take out your breast milk, try to keep it inside the refrigeration quickly. It can remain fresh up to six hours if you keep it at your room temperature. You should remember to preserve them away from any heat. In a refrigerator, this milk can be stored up to 3 to 4 days whereas in a deep freezer it can be preserved up to six months.