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Dr Virginia Thorley, OAM, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

www.virginiathorley.com

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Nutrients provided by breastmilk in the 2nd year

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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Categories: Continued value of breastfeeding, beyond the early months

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3 Comments

Reply Myra Lowrie
6:03 AM on December 23, 2013 
I would very much appreciate dialogue about promoting and teaching hand expression. Here in the USA women tend to be reluctant to learn hand expression. They think a breast pump is a necessary tool in order to successfully breastfeed. A new mom I consulted with last week had sore nipples secondary to using an electric breast pump. She realized the pump was damaging her breast. I showed her comfortable hand expression yet she insisted on using her pump. Hints to promote hand expression will be appreciated.
Your website is lovely and I look forward to following you.
Reply Virginia Thorley
11:56 PM on January 17, 2014 
Myra Lowrie says...
I would very much appreciate dialogue about promoting and teaching hand expression. Here in the USA women tend to be reluctant to learn hand expression. They think a breast pump is a necessary tool in order to successfully breastfeed. A new mom I consulted with last week had sore nipples secondary to using an electric breast pump. She realized the pump was damaging her breast. I showed her comfortable hand expression yet she insisted on using her pump. Hints to promote hand expression will be appreciated.
Your website is lovely and I look forward to following you.

Those are very good points, Myra. i hope to add information on hand expressing soon. This is important as it gives mothers more options and they aren't stuck if the pump fails them.

I agree with you that sometimes there can be problems from pumps - soreness, poor fit, lack of negative pressure (suction) that makes the machine ineffective. Lack of negative pressure can be caused by:
- poor quality control in the factory
- deterioration of the seals on a pump through age (used before) or storage through hot summers, even if new

Sadly, mothers often blame their bodies ("I don't have enough milk because I can only pump a little bit"), rather than questioning whether the piece of technology may be faulty. If they decide to quit breastfeeding, they then spend the next week with full, sore breasts, drying up the milk they believed they "didn't" have. Anyone who is using a pumping machine really needs to know how to hand express as well.
Reply Straightening Machine
5:44 AM on February 7, 2014 
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