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FAQ's

 

Please read the FAQs below to find answers to questions you may have. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, please contact us.

How do I choose the right breast pump?

There are two kinds of pumps to choose from- a manual or electric breast pump.

For occasional use, the Amaryll manual pump can be used.

For frequent expressing, the Calypso electric breast pump is recommended. For long-term use it makes sense to buy the Carum hospital grade electric breastpump. The Calypso and Carum can be used as either single or double pumps.

You can express directly into the specially designed Ardo 180ml Easy Freeze Bags. The bags are made out of premium-quality materials and are double layered for durability and strength.

Expressed breast milk can be kept at room temperature for four hours, stored in the refrigerator (4 - 6°C) for two days. In order to stock up, the expressed breast milk can be stored for three months in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator and six months in the deep-freezer at a temperature of at least -20°C. The specially designed Easy Freeze bags have an integrated temperature indicator so that you can be confident the breast milk is at the correct temperature.

 

To thaw the breast milk you can either place overnight in the fridge, run under warm water, or place in a container with warm water. The Ardo Easy Freeze bags have an integrated temperature indicator which lets you know that the breast milk has reached room temperature.

Once warmed, and before feeding always swirl the container of milk to mix well and test the temperature by shaking a few drops of milk on the inside of your wrist.  The milk should feel just warm on your skin.

 Never microwave breast milk as it can change the composition of breast milk.

 

Many women are choosing to have their breast size enhanced during their child bearing years. This is often best left until after you have had children, although women who have breast implants can breastfeed. While any form of breast surgery carries some risk that ducts and nerves may be damaged, most women with implants have happy and successful breastfeeding experiences.

Some mothers worry that the quality of their milk may be affected by implants. There is no evidence that the material in the implants can harm a baby, even if a leak in the implant packet occurs.

The location of the implant can impact on breastfeeding. When the packets are inserted under the fold of the breast or under the arm, there is less risk of damage to important nerves and milk ducts. Sometimes, implants are inserted at the edge of the areola. There is more risk with this surgical approach that the nerve sensation to the nipple will be damaged. If this happens, both milk supply, and milk release, can be affected.

On rare occasions, a woman gets implants because of irregular breast development. She may have too little glandular tissue to bring in a full milk supply. In such a case, her breastfeeding problems are not directly related to the implants, but to the earlier problem.

Source: http://www.amazingbreastmilk.nhs.uk/how-to-breastfeed/feeding-with-implants/