If you are a damsel in distress because of low milk supply when you can't keep up with the demand of your baby for your precious liquid...

How to increase breastmilk by Power pumping

If you are a damsel in distress because of low milk supply when you can't keep up with the demand of your baby for your precious liquidgold, then you must need to powerpump because it simply WORKS! There’s growing buzz around the concept of “power pumping.” If you have an electric or manual breastpump. Power pumping will do you wonders babe! You must thank heaven!

Other than bringing your baby to your breast, the next best way to naturally increase milk supply is to power pump. Power pumping, even when no milk is coming out, signals your bobbies that there is a demand and the body would start to produce more. In simple terms, you are tricking your body to produce more milk by rapidly emptying breasts. If you are familiar with "cluster feeding" which is when baby is on and off the breast often, this is how power pumping works. It's not meant to replace your normal pumping  routine, you just have to do this once or twice a day.

Most mothers should see their milk supply slowly and steadily increase after a few days of power pumping.

Here's how to power pump as illustrated below:
Increase breastmilk by powerpumping

In my case, I power pump whenever required to help with keeping my supply up, especially since I am a full-time working mother. Some mothers do this more often on weekends and do it a few times each day. Some others power pump for an hour or two each evening until they are satisfied with their supply.

However, you must always remember that it is of paramount importance that you drink lots of water, eat, and rest well to support your body in producing nutritious milk for your child.

Also, choose a good quality closed system double electric breast pump (such as Unimom Minuet or any hospital grade pump) to help ensure that the milk is efficiently and hygienically expressed. I've tried several pumps in the market and so far, I find that the Unimom Minuet LCD has the best suction from all others! It's the closest to baby's suction. But any portable breastpump will do, even manual pumps will do. 

You typically need to power pump for 2-3 days before you see a result, then you can return to normal pumping routine until you feel like you need to do it again.

This is post is dedicated to all mothers who are feeling somewhat down because of  low milk supply. I've been there many times and it's never been an easy ride, just hang on and powerpump! :)

This is post is also dedicated to my sons Affan and Minmin , I would be lost without you two♥

Howdy avid readers of my blog! Anyone?) haha. Anyway, I am here again for another breastfeeding-related blogpost to share you guys a...

Unimom Minuet LCD Review

Howdy avid readers of my blog! Anyone?) haha. Anyway, I am here again for another breastfeeding-related blogpost to share you guys another breastpump I've been wanting to try since I saw it on my instagram feeds. I just find it very attractive.  Before I go on, I must first say that I have been spoilt by my  portable  pump, the Cimilre F1. It works amazing for me but unfortunately, it broke down after serving me well for a good 10 months. Thank god I still have my hospital grade pump with me. 

So as I am nearing my 2-year-arduous-but-strangely-fulfilling breastfeeding journey, I want to buy another portable pump to motivate myself to continue even more. So after much research and reading reviews online mostly reviews from mommies abroad, I ended up buying the Unimom Minuet LCD. The brand is infact not new here in the Philippines. Unimom breastpumps specifically the Unimom Forte and Allegro were among the first breastpumps to be introduced here by LiquidgoldPH in the Philippines along with the Spectra brand by Babymama at a time when expressing milk and breastfeeding isn't popular as it is today.

I was tempted to buy it from breastpumpPH because of the promotional price of P5,350.00 and it came with silicone breastpump (similar to Haakaa's) and premium breastmilk bags as freebies. Coupled with the cheap deal and the hype over the Korean brand Spectra and Cimilre,  I finally gave the Unimom a shot because it's a korean brand and the pump itself looks so adorable. And boy, they are right about this pump! The pump is spot on. It can perform just as well as my Cimilre F1.  Not only did it do its job, it expressed milk so well I was surprised because the for the price it's a steal.

The Unimom  is lightweight, and the suction is soothing and not overly intrusive. I can pump 8 oz milk in just 8-10 minutes! It actually gets the milk flowing like a baby is latching on you. The letdown feature that is the massage mode mimics a babies suction PERFECTLY! It is also a closed system, and the battery lasts ages too and while it is silent, the suction can go as high as the highest suction level of my good old Spectra S1+. The price of the Unimom Minuet LCD is fantastic for a portable breastpump that offers so much features and oh! it actually comes with a USB cable so you can charge the pump thru USB ports, this comes very handy when I'm driving to work and need to charge my pump. It can be charged also when connected to a powerbank.

Compared to the Cimilre F1, this pump performs just as well and I really love the fact that the Unimom Minuet LCD comes with bottle stands so you don't accidentally spill your milk (this is very very useful! ) and it also comes with free silicone massagers which you can attach to your flange. The F1 does not come with these spare parts. And the parts are very easy to wash and reasonably priced!

Unimom Minuet LCD Review