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FAQ's for Maternity + Nursing Wardrobe

What size maternity bra should I buy? Most women buy maternity nursing bras during their second trimester. You will most likely need to buy a bra that is one band size larger and 1-3 cup sizes larger than your "regular" bras. Does wearing the wrong bra decrease milk supply? Yes! Wearing a poorly fitting bra or the wron...

Tips for sucessful breast pumping

Tips for sucessful breast pumping
Just in case you cannot see the image above; here is the information in copy form:

when babies start to breast-feed, they suckle
with rapid sucking motions and low suction strength
– this causes the milk to release by stimulating
the milk release reflex.

this effect can be replicated by starting
with a higher cycle level (e.g. 8 bars)
and selecting a weaker vacuum. when the
milk begins to release, reduce the cycles
by pressing the down arrow and strengthen
the vacuum by pressing the up-arrow until
you find the most comfortable level for you.
the milk ejection reflex may occur later
when pumping than when breast feeding.
these 8 adjustable settings are only
available with our electric breast pump

the following measures may be helpful:
~ massage the breast before pumping.
~ relax and think about your baby.
~ gaze at a picture of your baby.
~ apply a warmed compress to the breast
~ warm the cone or funnel of the breast shell
~the ardo draw down cycle is longer than other pumps,
which allows you to pump more milk for each cycle.
~ use the opti tip; included in all ardo electric pumps.
it helps optimize the suction.
~ remember that your breast milk is the best
~remember that you are her/his perfect mom
~ drink water while pumping, take care of yourself
Good luck and keep up the good work - you are the BEST MOM!
Please feel free to call with questions.