Friday, May 4, 2018

Little’s Breast Pump – A Boon For New Mothers

It feels just like yesterday when I had my baby. 40 weeks and an emergency c-section later, my prince was there – on the auspicious day of Dhanteras. Recovering from a c-section in itself is tough, me and the kiddo also had nursing issues – unable to latch, baby going to sleep within a couple of minutes of latching, self-doubts of not lactating enough, not getting the kind of privacy wanted in the 8 days we were in the hospital, each nurse giving her own piece of advise on how to hold the baby or how to keep posture while nursing. In all – it was overwhelming.


I tried all the things, all the herbs & medicines there were, even got myself a manual breast-pump but it just didn’t work for me (too much pain and nothing to gain kinda situation). End result – baby was not exclusively breast-fed for the 1st six months and soon after that I resumed work and gave up.

We are all very well aversed with the many benefits of breastfeeding, but just to put it out there for you:
· It supplies all the necessary nutrients in the proper proportions.
· It protects against allergies, sickness, and obesity.
· It protects against diseases, like diabetes and cancer.
· It protects against infections, like ear infections.
· It is easily digested – no constipation, diarrhea or upset stomach.
· Babies have healthier weights as they grow.
· Breastfed babies score higher on IQ tests.

Mothers who breastfeed:
· Have a reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes and certain cancers such as breast cancer
· May find it easier to return to what they weighed before they got pregnant
· Strengthen the bond with their children

So when I heard of the newly launched Piramal Little’s Breast Pump – that has five levels of suctions to cater to the needs of different mothers – I was like, why was this not there when I needed it! It is the perfect solution to the different problems faced by nursing mothers. Too much pain, decrease suction. No milk being released, increase suction.


It also has two modes of expressing milk – stimulation and expression. This helps mothers to express more milk naturally. The pump has silicone massaging pads which ensure gentle and delicate expression of milk. All breast pump parts are BPA free which make it safe for the baby.



So if you’re a new mom looking for options to express milk because you need to return to work, or because you want to rest a bit so that someone else can feed the baby the expressed milk or you’re struggling with breastfeeding, I really think you should give this manual breast pump a try. And also, don’t be shy of breastfeeding wherever you need to – remember your baby’s health and well-being is more important than what the society thinks.

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