Some Good Helpers Beside The Best Breast Pump

Natural breast milk from mother is better than the milk from cow, goat or soy milk for a baby. It has less allergenic substance than those from animal or plant that will definitely cause infant’s allergy reaction, such as eczema. We have one handy helper when women breastfeeding her baby: the best breast pump. And now we can give you some good suggestions or helpers if you have following special situation may make you feel troublesome during your breastfeeding period.

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1, nipple pain

Although with our best breast pump: Medela Pump In Style Advanced, breastfeeding women will feel more convenient when she is busy on business or personal affairs, but sometimes the baby still can hurt mom’s nipples when she is feeding her baby. Especially when it comes to the time of baby’s teeth growth, it will absolutely hurt mom’s nipples when baby bites unconsciously during the breastfeeding. That will be the major reason most of the mothers cease the breastfeeding because it really hurt and irritated.

Here is the suggestion to relief this embarrassed situation. There is one double-blind research in Iran,  it will help prevent nipple and aureola cracks if the mother apply one kind of peppermint water – lukewarm peppermint tea to her nipples.

2, need more milk supply

As the baby grows, mother need more nutrients intake to supply the breastfeeding milk. Traditionally the herbs, such as milk thistle, fenugreek and chasteberry were used to promote milk supply, but actually there is no study can proof whether it works or not. There are mixed result for this purpose, acupuncture is also not so reliable.

We suggest provide more high quality protein taking during mother’s breastfeeding life beside the best prenatal vitamins (most of the prenatal vitamins can be taken in postnatal days). More animal source foods about 3.6 OZ -5.4 OZ daily proposed to increase in mother’s diet, more eggs, fish, and sea food. The best cooking method is stewed to produce more juice, that will help the increasing the supply of breastfeed milk.

Does the above information help you or not? It’s hard to be a conscientious mother if you want to breastfeeding your baby. With the best breast pump helping you, and take care of your diet, of course if you have any question, please contact us.

3 Tips before you choose the best prenatal vitamins

Before you start to choose the best breast pump, during the pregnancy period, you will have to know which is the best prenatal vitamins, you should learn some tips before you pick up prenatal supplement in the market or GNC store.

1, You should know the information in the product label.

For example, FDA required each of the nutrient supplement should have DV (Daily Value) marked for each of the vitamins and minerals in the multi-vitamins product. But as we know, the DV was established in 1968, it’s totally outdated comparing the current RDAs.

best prenatal vitaminsLet’s take the vitamin A as example, for the 4-8 aged children, the DV is 5,000 IU, but actually the UL(Upper Intake Level – which means the highest dose of daily intake that is likely show no harm or risk of side effects to the health of most the people) value established in 2001 is only 3,000 IU. It’s really dangerous when you want to know whether the vitamins or minerals are over dose for you or your family member.

So please read some files about the RDA, you may learn RDI (it’s based on the older standard RDA – Recommended Dietary Allowance from 1968) for each of the common vitamins or minerals.

Especially, before you choose the best prenatal vitamins, you may need to know that some over dose vitamins, like vitamin A, vitamin D or iodine will cause some problem potentially may hurt the pregnant women and infants.

2, the UL of the nutrients vary according to people’s age and gender, just like the RDAs. So for the health person you don’t need to take over dose vitamins or minerals. Unless you get the profession advise from a doctor’s for certain conditions. For example, a pregnant woman may need extra iron if she’s with anemia caused by iron deficiency.

3, Some measurement you need to know about:

1 gram= 1,000 mg (milligram)

1 mg=1,000 mcg (micrograms or μg)

But for some vitamins or minerals, you will find it is marked in IU – International Units that is measured by its activity not by weight. E.g. Vitamin D and vitamin E.

Maybe the above tips are still not enough for you make the final decision to choose the best prenatal vitamins. But I still hope you can feel more confident when you’re reading a supplement label before the vitamin shelf.