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Nipple Shield

 

Q: What is the difference between hard and soft nipple shield?

Rubber Nipples shield are made from natural latex rubber and usually tend to be softer when compared to silicone nipple shield. The selection should depend on the different needs of each child; soft nipple shield for soft suckling babies and hard nipple shield for hard suckling babies.

 

Q: How can I breastfeed my baby if I have flat (inverted) nipples?

Use a pump-style Nipple Puller to ‘bring out’ your nipples before feedings. A product called a Nipple Shield is available for mothers with inverted or flat nipples, or mothers whose nipples hurt during feeding due to injuries or other causes. Applying a Nipple Shield to the breast makes it easy for mothers who have nipple problems to feed their babies, and it is also more comfortable for mothers with painful nipples because the baby does not suck the nipple directly. An alternative method is to use a breast pump to express milk into a nursing bottle to feed your baby.

 

Q: Why does the nipple on my Nipple Shield collapse?

Sometimes the tip of the nipple collapses during feeding. When that happens, press your breast with your fingers to draw in some air, and the nipple will return to normal.

 

Q: Is it all right to feed my baby milk expressed with a Nipple Puller?

A Nipple Puller is used to ‘bring out’ your nipples before feeding. Avoid using it as a breast pump. For hygiene reasons, you should not feed your baby milk from inside the rubber everter.

 

Q: What is the difference between hard and soft Nipple Shields?

Rubber Nipples shield are made from natural latex rubber and usually tend to be softer when compared to silicone nipple shield. The selection should depend on the different needs of each child; soft nipple shield for soft suckling babies and hard nipple shield for hard suckling babies.

 

Q: Can I sterilise the cases that come with Nipple Shields in the microwave oven?

The cases that are sold with Nipple Shields are intended for storage. You cannot sterilize them in the microwave oven. You need a special separate case for that purpose. Use special cases or bags such as the Microwave Sterilizer and Microwave Sterilizing Bag.

 

Breastmilk Storage

 

Q: Is there a limit on how long the Sterilized Breast Milk Storage Bag can be used?

As a rule, Sterilized Breast Milk Storage Bag should be used within 5 years.

 

Q: What is the best way to thaw frozen breast milk that has been stored in Sterilized Breast Milk Storage Bag?

Hold the Sterilized Breast Milk Storage Bag under running water or put it into a container (a bowl or wide-mouthed glass) filled with 40℃ lukewarm water. If you thaw it in lukewarm water, replace the water frequently with more lukewarm water. This method is faster than simply soaking the bag in lukewarm water.

Thawing a 160 ml bag of breast milk under running water (18℃, weak stream) takes about 30 minutes. Using lukewarm water (40℃ and changing it every 3 or 4 minutes as it cools) takes about 15 minutes. Transfer the thawed milk to a nursing bottle and heat it to skin temperature in a double boiler.

*Do not soak the sealed area of the bag in water.
*Never use hot water, thaw the milk in a microwave, or heat it in a saucepan on top of the stove. If breast milk is overheated, the antibodies and other beneficial components in it break down.

 

Breast Pump

 

Q: When do I need to use a breast pump? What are the various types available?

Breast pumping refers to expressing milk that has accumulated in the breasts. It becomes necessary when it is not possible to nurse a baby directly. Some reasons for storing breast milk and feeding it to a baby later include the baby being unable to nurse because the mother has trouble with her nipples, or the mother wants to deliver milk to a baby who is hospitalized, or the mother wants to feed her baby while she is away at work. Mothers sometimes express milk to prevent breast inflammation or to improve the flow of their milk. PIGEON manufactures 3 types of breast pumps.

 

Q: What is the best way to use a breast pump?

Before pumping your breasts, warm them with a steamed towel, and massage them to open the milk ducts. While pumping your breasts, increasing the pressure does not increase the amount of milk that can be expressed. Since it is possible to adjust the expressing pressure on a PIGEON Breast Pump, you can use whichever pressure is most suitable for you, without having to suffer any discomfort. Stop pumping after about 8 minutes. (Do not pump more than 20 minutes.) If your breasts or nipples become inflamed, stop using the breast pump.

 

Q: Why doesn’t my breast pump have enough force? Is it broken?

For the Breast Pump & Feeding Set with Automatic Natural Sucking Reflex, check whether:

  • the pressure adjustment dial is set on low?
  • the components are assembled properly?

How to assemble the opening of the breast pump:

1. Parts in yellow: After inserting Part A into Part C, fit Part B over them.
2. Parts in blue: Attach Part E to Part D.
3. Attach the assembled yellow and blue parts to the opening of the breast pump.

For the Battery Operated Breast Pump, check whether:

  • the seal is set correctly? Is it set on backwards?
  • the electric motor is cleaned? If milk adheres to the electric motor during use, it can cause a reduction in expressing power. Use a cleaning pipe (or pipe cleaner) on it each day, and clean it before setting it aside when you are not going to use it for a while.

For the Manual Breast Pump, check whether:

  • the components are correctly assembled?

Q: How should I store the milk expressed with a breast pump?

Breast milk expressed with a pump can be kept for 24 hours in the refrigerator. If you need to store it longer, we recommend freezing it. In that case, transfer it to a special bag for storing breast milk, and store it in the back of the freezer, where temperatures do not fluctuate much. The milk can be safely stored in your household freezer for 3 weeks.

 

Breast Pads

 

Q: How often should Breast Pads be changed?

As a rule, you should change them every 3 to 4 hours at feeding time. The rich nutrients in breast milk and the heat of your body make Breast Pads an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Be fastidious about changing them. Breast Pads are an essential product for mothers who are breastfeeding their babies, because they catch milk that leaks out. Perfectly adjustable to the shape of your breasts, both sides feature gentle gathers and adhesive tape.

 

Q: I accidentally put some Breast Pads in the washing machine. Will this affect my other laundry items?

If you accidentally launder Breast Pads with other clothes, the absorbent material turns into a gel that oozes out and can stick to the clothes. If that happens, take the items that the gel has adhered to, dry them thoroughly, and brush the gel off. In addition, rinse and spin your washing tub 2 or 3 times to clean it. The high-absorbency polymer inside the Breast Pads is not a harmful substance, so there’s nothing to worry about.

 

Q: The surfaces of the Breast Pads that I used with my older child have turned brown. Can I still use them?

It will not harm your skin, but we recommend not using them. It is believed that the water-absorbing polymer inside the absorbent part absorbs moisture even when stored, and changes color.

 

 



4 Responses to “Mother Care Products”

  1. rabia says:

    Hi, do you have nipple shields in stock or can you arrange them for me as i am looking for them but dont find any store that deliverbthem to pakistan. Plz do reply me thanks.

  2. kazim's mama says:

    I’m facing pain in my nipples and thinking to buy breast milk suction pump. I’m living in Karachi. can u tell me from where I can purchase and do u know the price?

  3. Hani usman says:

    I want disposibl breast pads from where I can buy these

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