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Effectiveness of Milk Removal


Effectiveness of milk removal from the breast is enhanced by:


-Application of vacuum

-Strength of vacuum

-Warmth

-Comfort

-Shield size and design (expression)

-Double pumping (expression


How the application of warmth to the breast shield promotes more efficient milk removal:


The time to remove 80% of milk pumped was decreased from 6.8 min to 4.8 min. 


How the application of warmth to the breast shield promotes more efficient milk removal:


Ultrasound imaging supported these results by showing a significant reduction in nipple duct diameter with cold ultrasound gel vs warm ultrasound gel.


How the application of warmth to the breast shield promotes more efficient milk removal:


Nipple temperature increased during both nursing and pumping. For each 1°celsius increase in nipple temperature, an additional 10 mL of milk was removed during pumping. 


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You may be able to pump MORE milk by adding heat, but it slightly speeds up the process!

I call that a win-win. Make sure you save this post so you remember to add heat to your nipple next time you pump!


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