Breast pumps or "breast feeding pumps" are special devices. These are necessary for feeding some newborns. Newborns may have to be isolated at times for various reasons, for example, birth-related complications, or infections. This separation from mother implies depriving the infant of his or her mother's breast milk. Breast milk is the best possible food for a new born. Breast pumps offer a way out from this tricky situation.
These draw out milk from mother's breast, which can then be fed to the baby. The concept is similar to milking the cows in diaries. Unlike the commercial equipment, however, most breast pumps do not use sucking mechanism. Instead, these pumps use the same way of sucking as infant does, i.e., they suck only the nipples into the device' funnel shaped part and then release them.
Collectively the two actions, i.e., pulling of nipples into the device, and their subsequent release, form one cycle. Lactating woman's breasts release the milk in them due to such cycles. The first breast pump was a hand-operated one. Breast pumps have come a long way since that set of 1854. Today, manual breast pumps as well as electric breast pumps are available in the market. Mechanical versions are more efficient than their manual counterparts.
People can also choose between single breast pumps and dual breast pumps. Single breast pumps draw milk from one breast at a time, while dual breast pumps enable milk extraction from two breasts at a time. It is always a good idea to insure your breast pump as well as get insurance for baby.
Most contemporary breast pumps are able to generate around 30 to 50 such cycles every minute. Popular breast pumps range includes Medella breast pumps, Avent breast pumps, Ameda breast pumps, Lansinoh breast pumps, and Simplisse pumps. While selecting breast pumps, it is necessary to keep in mind that these devices need to be cleaned frequently. Therefore, easy-to-clean breast pumps should be preferred.
Breast Pumps have been the apparatus to extract lactating mother's milk in order to feed the newly born child. It is a painless procedure. Breast Pumps have been very ideal to provide to the newborn child safe milk.
The child may not be able to suck the mother's milk fully. Mother may suffer carrying the milk and without emptying it. Today mothers are working women too. If they draw the milk through the breast pumps, and preserve it in the refrigerator, this milk can be used for 6 days to feed the baby. Mother's milk can be frozen and can be preserved for a three months' time too.
Today we can find the Breast Pumps as electronic devices manufactured by different renowned companies. Colbin is the first one to invent and apply for the license to use breast mechanical pump and Edward Lasker is the first man to produce this device by imitating the sucking child's action to produce the mechanical breast pump.
Today we have a number of companies who produce this highly sophisticated electronic device. All the actions of extracting, regulating and stopping, have been performed just by a push button monitor. The medella breast pumps have been commonly preferred by lactating mothers. Avent breast pumps from Philip's company are very comfortable.
Ameda breast pumps, philips avent pumps, Enenflo breast pumps Lansinoh breast pumps, Simplisse pumps, are some of the brand names of the mechanical Breast Pumps which are popular in America. These devices can be a single breast extracting pump or a double breast milk extracting pumps .
It's a great art, and a mother's skill, to load or set up the breast pump. The primary duty of the mother is to sterilize her nipples and the complete setting parts of the breast machine and fit them well to assure safety. If she hears the red alarm while extracting the milk, she should see whether the bottle has been leaking.
The First Years pumps have been considered as comfortable and simple without having the need of straining oneself. It is so pleasant to perform this action. The breast pumping has many advantages. The milk can be germ free due to the safety measures taken to load the pump. The mothers are free from their worries to feed the child in time specially when they have to go to work.
The manual breast pumps have a great advantage. When the mother needs to pump the milk occasionally, if she has been working on part time basis, or if she stays away from the baby only for a short time, the hand pumps are ideal. By using the hand breast pumps, mothers can save money. The electronic breast pumps cost dearly. Then breast pumps stimulate for extraction of the breast milk in a higher volume. Great caution and care should be taken for breast pump cleaning. By weaning sippy cups one can spare the hardship of cleaning the bottles and pump parts.
Breast Pumps should be sterilized every time prior to pumping, and the milk should be immediately kept in the refrigerator, or it should be kept for freezing. Breast cleaning pumps are of two types, single breast pumps and dual breast pumps. Hand breast pumps are single breast pumps.
The dual Breast pump contains the following parts: Silicone Diaphragms, Breast Pump Tubing, Piston Unit, Tubing Adapters (Pump Connector), Adapter Caps, Piston Seal, BPA Free Milk Bottles - 2 Ct., Breast Flange - Pump Body, BPA Free Dual Hygienikit, Designer Carryall Bag with Cool 'N Carry Tote, Locking Ring Collar and Disc - 2 Pack, Locking Ring Discs - Package of 5, One Hand Breast Pump Conversion Kit, purely Yours Transformer AC Adapter Plug, Spare Parts Kit, Conversion Kit for Avent Bottles and Via Containers, BPA Free Breast Milk Storage Bottles - 4 Pack, and Breast Pump Cooler Carrier Bag. Breastfeeding Pumps are very convenient to the mother and the child too.