Pumping Survival School

Your no-nonsense, no-judgment guide to pumps and pumping.

Pumps and pumping

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How to get more milk when pumping

Pumping can feel like hard work. Whether you’re exclusively pumping, trying to build a stash to donate or simply aiming for a top-up bottle, it can be yet another thing...

How to get more milk when pumping

Pumping can feel like hard work. Whether you’re exclusively pumping, trying to build a stash to donate or simply aiming for a top-up bottle, it can be yet another thing...

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How (and why) to measure your nipple

Not sure which size flange or Milkdrop cushion is right for you? Measuring your nipple is the key to getting the right sized cushion and flange combination and make sure your next pump...

How (and why) to measure your nipple

Not sure which size flange or Milkdrop cushion is right for you? Measuring your nipple is the key to getting the right sized cushion and flange combination and make sure your next pump...

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How do I find the right flange size?

Getting the right flange size can make a big difference to your comfort and milk flow, but it can be confusing figuring out which flange size is 'right'. In this...

How do I find the right flange size?

Getting the right flange size can make a big difference to your comfort and milk flow, but it can be confusing figuring out which flange size is 'right'. In this...

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Pump Schedules 101

Once you’ve sorted out which pump you’re going to use, and set yourself up, you now need to figure out when to pump and how long for. The short answer...

Pump Schedules 101

Once you’ve sorted out which pump you’re going to use, and set yourself up, you now need to figure out when to pump and how long for. The short answer...

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Tips for choosing the right pump

Feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out which pump to choose, or whether to pump at all? It's ok, just take it back to basics - this is one of those...

Tips for choosing the right pump

Feeling overwhelmed trying to figure out which pump to choose, or whether to pump at all? It's ok, just take it back to basics - this is one of those...

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Which breast pump is most popular?

If you're in the market for pumps, it's hard to know where to start. Based on our market surveys, Medela seems to take the cake, but there's some pump brands...

Which breast pump is most popular?

If you're in the market for pumps, it's hard to know where to start. Based on our market surveys, Medela seems to take the cake, but there's some pump brands...

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READY, SET, PUMP

Prepping to Pump

  • What to expect
  • Get the right pump
  • Know your body
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You want me to put my breast where?

How to Pump Comfy

  • Getting set up
  • How to express milk
  • Ways to get comfy
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is this normal?

Pumping Problems

  • Common problems
  • Quick (and long-term) fixes
  • Troubleshooting
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YEP, THIS IS YOUR LIFE (FOR NOW).

Pumping & Life

  • Back to work
  • Pumping schedules
  • Road-tested hacks
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How to use your Milkdrop products