Independent Breast Pump Consumer Information Available Online
The “Baby Loves Your Milk” website is a new, unbiased breast pump information resource that is not affiliated with any retailer or manufacturer of breast pumps. This website gives emphasis to breast pumps that have been recommended by consumers and refers its readers to other sites where consumer reviews may be read.
Most on-line sources of information about breast pumps are the retailers and manufacturers. "Just because the box says a breast pump is comfortable and convenient, does not always make it so," says Matia Bryson. "The most unbiased source of breast pump information is the consumer who bought the pump and shared their experience with others."
The "Baby Loves Your Milk" website gives the most credence on it breast pump comparison web pages to those breast pumps that been reviewed by users and found to be good to excellent. There is also an article called "Cheap Breast Pumps" which has information about pumps to be avoided and why. "Baby Loves Your Milk" also refers visitors to sources where consumer breast pump reviews may be read and has articles about getting more from one's breast pump.
It is imperative that women weigh their options carefully before they buy a breast pump. Unlike many kinds of consumer products, you cannot return a breast pump to the store if you are not satisfied with it. According to Medela, a major manufacturer of breast pumps, "personal use pumps that you buy at the store are personal care items, much like a toothbrush. Personal use pumps should never be resold or shared among mothers." If a woman wastes too much time and money on ineffective breast pumps she may just give up on breast feeding.
Lactating women use breast pumps to express their breast milk to be fed to their babies in their absence. With more emphasis on "breast is best" from government and medical associations more women are seeking quality breast pumps to extend the amount of time they can provide breast milk to their babies, even if they must return to work full-time. The American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life and that breastfeeding continue with appropriate food supplementation for at least 12 months thereafter. If a young infant, under the age of six months for example, must be fed every three hours then the mother may need to express her milk every three hours to keep up her supply no matter where she is employed.
For additional information on the "Baby Loves Your Milk" website, contact Matia Bryson or visit www.babylovesyourmilk.com.
Matia Bryson is the mother of seven children, the youngest born in 2004. Her own breast feeding experience gives her the empathy to help other women to breast feed their children as long as they desire to do so.