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Pumping and Returning to Work

Beth S.
BETH S.
Lactation Consultant
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Are you wondering how to introduce a bottle when you head back to work or strategies for switching from bottle to breast? Do you know how to store your breastmilk after you have pumped? Tinyhood Lactation Consultant, Beth Sanders is here to answer all of these questions and more.

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How do I get my seven month old to sleep in her crib throughout the night
TAHLIA, PARENT OF 2 YEAR OLD

Beth
BETH

Hi Tahlia,
I'm so glad you reached out for help with your baby's sleep. However, I recommend that you check in with the sleep experts here on Tinyhood, as they will be able to provide you with great advice about that! Please let me know if I can help you with breastfeeding!
Beth

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Increase supply
RACHEL

What are good natural ways to increase supply if he eats frequently when I'm home so I need to make the most of my work breaks and pump as much as possible. I know drinking a lot of fluids and good diet. Does mothers milk tea help? Or any other supplements?

Beth
BETH

Hi Rachel, thanks for reaching out! Mothers milk tea does usually help and it's definitely worth a try. You're already doing smart things like feeding frequently when you're home and eating and drinking well. When you pump at work, one thing that has been proven to increase milk output is to use gentle breast massage while pumping, and hand express for a few minutes after pumping. The hand expressing is so important, if you have to cut your pumping back by 3 to 4 minutes to fit in the hand expressing, it would be worth it. I hope this helps! Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with.
Beth

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Breast milk production
ERIKA

How to produce more milk

Beth
BETH

Hi Erika, the best way to produce more milk is to get more milk out, by feeding more and/ or pumping more. I would love to give you more personalized advice if you would like to let me know what specific concerns you have and what you have already tried!
Beth