If you breastfeed and supplement with formula, you may be looking into building your supply or if you chose not to breastfeed, and are able, you may be looking into relactating, which is the process of reestablishing adequate milk production if you have a reduced supply or have stopped breastfeeding altogether.
Recently, The New York Times reported that “Multiple studies show that there are antibodies in a vaccinated mother’s milk. This has led some women to try to restart breastfeeding and others to share milk with friends’ children.”
As more and more adults get vaccinated and sigh a breath of relief, there is still the concern of children catching Covid-19. Mamas just can’t catch a break!
Or can they?
How does breast massage help breast pumping moms? Massaging your breasts while you pump (also known as “hands-on pumping”) helps you more fully empty your breasts and has several proven benefits for breastfeeding moms, including: Increase milk supply Alleviate clogged milk ducts Pump more milk per session Improve fat content of expressed milk Reduce time