Considering that mothers are constantly by their babies’ side almost every hour of the day, motherhood can be a socially isolating experience. This is why it is important for hardworking mummies like yourself to take a break every once in a while to restore their mental and emotional health.
Whether you are travelling with your baby or not, we can safely bet that one of your biggest concerns is adhering to your pumping schedule. Look, breastfeeding is hard enough as it is. Once you factor in the travel and possibly being away from your baby, maintaining your milk supply can seem like a dreadful process.
Well, we are here to change that common misconception. Storing breast milk has never been more efficient and effortless as long as you follow these few tips.
1. Stick with glass bottles
First and foremost, you should get your hands on glass bottles or BPA-free hard plastic bottles when it comes to storing your breastmilk. This is a crucial step not to be compromised as glass or BPA-free plastic bottles provide the ideal environment for breastmilk to be frozen in the fridge. Aside from reducing the number of antibodies in the breastmilk, glass actually maintains the milk’s taste and does not impart any odours or chemical aftertaste.
It is also worth noting that glass bottles, such as the Haakaa Gen 3 Glass Baby Bottles, are easier to clean, more durable, and more hygienic than plastic bottles.
2. Invest in a proper breastmilk collector
For the utmost convenience and ease, a proper breastmilk collector is every mummy’s breastfeeding companion. Take the Haakaa Pre-Sterilized Silicone Colostrum Collector, for instance. Possessing the world’s first-ever design, the Colostrum Collector allows mothers to express and store their breastmilk safely and easily. The process will also not cause a mess due to its nib suctions that attach securely to the nipples and silicone material to draw up any droplets - making it suitable for travel.
3. Get a good cooler bag
This applies to those bringing their little ones on their adventures. Since fresh breastmilk should only be stored in cool or room temperature, having a cooler bag on hand is incredibly crucial as it provides a suitable environment for your breastmilk, preventing it from losing its temperature.
If you find that the walls of your cooler bag are not well-insulated enough to maintain your breastmilk’s temperature, you can just throw in an ice pack or two. Do note that the ice pack has to be frozen solid in order for it to work.
Due to the latest technologies in breastfeeding products and the many tips recommended by experienced travel mums, breastfeeding while on the road no longer seems like a daunting task. However, it is also important to check on any travel regulations if you are planning to bring your breastfeeding supplies or accessories on the plane.
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