A breast pump is a powerful tool that helps mums stay busy but still wants to breastfeed. However, there are many risks to harm mother and baby when using a breast pump that many mothers do not recognize.
Breast milk is the best food for the development of newborns and young children, and mother must have heard this statement. However, many mothers find it difficult to breastfeed for a variety of reasons, possibly due to illness, possibly because of having to work early. With these mothers, sucking on the ready-to-use formula is a good option to breastfeed without having to stay with your baby all day. Although convenient, many mothers do not know that using a breast pump is more risky.
We do not tell you to throw away the breast pump immediately, not so extreme. But anything related to young children, you should pay attention to the little children and not have good resistance.
Here are the risks of using a breast pump that you may not know.
You know that using a milking machine can cause many health hazards.
1. Use a breast pump to confuse the mother with the nipple
The baby is born knowing how the milk of the mother: feeling soft, smell and taste are both characteristic and bring nutrition to the child, making you feel secure. However, in order to form a breastfeeding habit, the baby needs to be in contact with the breasts and nipple of the mother.
If you give too much latex (even if you pour out breastmilk), it can cause confusion between the baby’s nipple and the rubber, even if he does not.
The good news is that you can take some measures to prevent this situation even if you are bottle feeding.
– Avoid bottle early. According to La Leche League International, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the importance of breast milk, the best time to start bottle feeding (if you have no choice) is when At least 1 month old, or when the baby has formed the habit of breastfeeding.
– Mothers should not breastfeed pre-breasted milk because of the mother’s presence and the smell of the mother will cause her to want to feed directly rather than to feed from the bottle. Let the baby feed the bottle.
2. Breast milk is at risk of infection
Milking equipment can cause diarrhea when milk is squeezed. Last year, a premature baby in the United States contracted meningitis and left severe sequelae after being fed through unpasteurized milk .
Test results show that Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria reproduce in her cerebrospinal fluid. Although this bacterium is very rare, it has been shown to be involved in cases of formulated infectious formula. However, this baby does not drink milk outside. During the investigation, experts found the bacteria in parts of the milking machine that the mother used, and also found in the sink at her home.
Improper handling of milk and improperly cleaning the milking device can contaminate the breast milk.
If you use a vacuum cleaner, follow the following golden sanitation guidelines:
– Wash your hands before using the milking machine.
– Cool milk after squeezing out.
– Carefully clean the machine immediately after milking.
– Use a separate sink to clean the milking machine, not to be used with conventional sinks.
– Rub with mild soap and scrub thoroughly.
– To dry naturally instead of using a damp towel to contain more bacteria.
– Store to avoid infection.
3. Injury to breast cells and nipples
If the suction cup is not properly sized or the custom setting is incorrect, mothers may experience pain. Mothers can also suffer from nipple or breast tenderness. To avoid these problems, make sure you choose the right ironing speed. Signs of inappropriate suction cups include:
– Nipple brush on the edge of the nozzle when aspirated.
– The nipple is drawn into the nozzle.
Notice the unusual red streaks after milking.
– Nipples or areola turn white when milking.
– After milking, still feel milk.
4. Make your breasts tense
Many mothers milk to store milk for use gradually or when necessary. However, this can cause the mother’s body to be stimulated to produce too much milk to cause milk tension.
If prolonged exposure to milk sores, it can lead to mastitis, which is painful duct inflammation.
To avoid this situation, it is important for mothers to keep milking only as often as they need it, for example, the mother has to go to work again. Mothers can also try milking the next day from the day before.
5. Time and effort
As noted above, it is important that all parts of the milking machine and the bottle are thoroughly cleaned, dried and stored to avoid contamination. It is really time consuming and labor-intensive to breastfeed.
In addition, some mothers find carrying a milking machine out is not feasible, especially if the office of the mother does not have a clean and private place for the mother to milk.
If your company does not support breastfeeding mothers well, you can ask the HR department if there is any improvement. We want to emphasize that the purpose of this article is not to let you not use a milking machine. Milking Machine is a great tool for breastfeeding mothers in situations where direct breastfeeding is not possible.
Knowing the inadequacies of using a milking machine, mothers can remember to use it more effectively and safely. Keep feeding your baby!