The following tips will ensure a successful start for your breastfeeding journey.

There are few things that are more important than providing proper nourishment for your baby. Your first pumping session may be a little intimidating but don’t worry, we’re here to help you through it. These tips will take your through assembling, cleaning and using your pump. 

Assembling the HygieniKit Milk Collection System

Your HygieniKit Milk Collection System will come pre-assembled and sterilized so you can begin using your pump. However, learning to correctly assemble your HygieniKit is important. Don’t worry, assembling the HygieniKit is a quick and simple process. This video  will walk you through it.

Tips for Successfully Using and Cleaning Your Ameda Pump

Once you’ve mastered the assembly of your HygieniKit Milk Collection System, you’re ready to start pumping. This short video will offer tips and advice to help you be successful.

After each pumping session, you will need to clean parts of your HygieniKit Milk Collection System. This short video will show you which pieces need to be cleaned and how to properly clean them — keeping you and your baby free from harm. 

What to Expect from Your First Pumping Session

The milk produced during your first pumping session will depend on how long you have been breastfeeding. It is important to know that your body produces the right amount of milk your baby needs at birth. The volume of milk you produce will dramatically increase during the first month of your baby’s life.

The amount of milk you should expect to pump will vary, depending on:

  • Your baby’s age
  • If you have reached full production
  • The amount of time since your last breastfeeding or pumping
  • The time of day
  • How much practice you’ve had with your pump
  • Whether you’re relaxed or stressed

If you are breastfeeding exclusively, the following expectations are average predictions:

  • When pumping between feedings, expect to pump about half of the amount you would produce during an average feeding.
  • When pumping for a missed breastfeeding, expect to pump the amount you produce during an average feeding.

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