First, start with a reliable pump, says Meema Spadola, a Certified Lactation Counselor and postpartum doula. The Spectra is a favorite among the lactation consultants I spoke to (and is also the one that I use), and it’s available in a cordless version as well. According to Spadolapersonalised gifts for her, the Spectra has a more comfortable action than the Medela, the other popular pump. “People who have used both Medela and Spectra say that the Spectra is smoother and less jagged. It’s a lot quieter. And because it’s a closed system, you could share it with a friend or coworker,” she says. Clients tell her that it helps them pump more milk. Betty Greenman, an internationally board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), agrees, saying that it’s “soothing and simulates baby sucking.” Many pumps, like the Spectra, are often covered by insurance, so call your insurance company to see if you can get one for free through them. It’s also a good idea to have an extra pump. “Many parents will keep one pump at work and one pump at home so they don’t have to carry a pump back and forth every day,” says ICBLC lactation consultant Stephanie Wagner.
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If you're a fan of wearing wool mittens and have ever tried to tie one on in the great wintery outdoors while wearing them, you'll be familiar with the following challenges: