World Breast Pumping Day

World Breast Pumping Day is observed next on Thursday, January 27th, 2022 (49 days from today).

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It is no coincidence that many nutritionists recommend breastfeeding. The benefits of breastfeeding are not only good for the overall development of babies and children, but also bring many wonderful things to the mother.

Breastfeeding not only saves you a significant amount of money, but also increases the bond between mother and baby. In addition, breast milk has many practical benefits for both you and your baby.

Many mothers choose breast milk over formula. And January 27 every year is a day dedicated to breastfeeding mothers, to recognize the effort and dedication as well as the time that pumping breast milk requires of a mother. World Breast Pumping Day is also a day to raise awareness about breastfeeding.

Expressing milk is when the baby is still receiving breast milk from a cup, cup or bottle and does not feed directly from the breast. This is a convenient way for mothers to still be able to provide the baby with perfect nutrients and continue to maintain breast milk in the following cases: mother has to go to work early and cannot be around to breastfeed continuously, mother sick, sick baby must be treated actively, can't be near mother...

Some benefits of breastfeeding

1. Stimulate milk to come in more

 Breast milk is created according to the law of supply and demand. The more mothers express or breastfeed the baby, the more milk will come. Most of the time, expressing breast milk will give more breast milk than when the baby is suckling directly. The reason is that when expressing milk, the mother's body understands that the baby needs more milk, so it will produce more milk. This is especially helpful if you're having twins or triplets because it helps you provide enough milk for all of your babies.

2. Reduce the risk of breast engorgement, mastitis, blocked milk ducts

If your baby can't get all the milk you're producing, your breasts can become tight and painful. At this point, you can use a breast pump to relieve discomfort. Not only that, using a breast pump can also help reduce the risk of mastitis, prevent blocked milk ducts.

3. Fix flat or inverted nipples

The suction of the breast pump can help draw and lengthen the nipple, making it easier for your baby to suckle.

When breastfeeding, the mother's body will make a variety of antibodies tailored to the needs of the baby and put into breast milk, protecting the baby from infections. In addition, when your baby feeds directly, he will receive all the nutrients he needs for healthy growth.

While expressing milk will not be able to guarantee the supply of 100% of the necessary antibodies to the baby, expressing milk and storing it properly will still preserve some of the antibodies provided to the baby.

Pumping milk can damage the nipples and breast tissue. Especially, if used improperly, you can also feel intense pain.

Using a breast pump can make mothers want to pump a large amount of milk at one time to preserve and use it gradually. However, this causes the body to release too much hormone that causes the breasts to become swollen, painful and full of milk. And surely the mother will spend a lot of time cleaning the breast pump. That is enough to see the hardships and sacrifices of mothers who choose to suck breast milk for their babies.

History of World Breast Pumping Day

Canadian Wendy Armbruster founded World Breast Pumping Day in 2017. Armbruster is known as the creator of the world's first sleeveless pump bra. And she founded World Breast Pumping Day to help mothers learn, gain more information and be included in the community of breastfeeding moms. As well as having a place to share their achievements as a source of joy and motivation to continue their pumping work.

Observing World Breast Pumping Day

If you are a mom who pump every day, please share your achievements and stories so that everyone can be more motivated to participate in this activity. If you're not a breastfeeding mom, you can encourage other busy moms to try the experience of pumping to ensure their baby's milk supply. And on World Breast Pumping Day, you are also encouraged to learn more about breast milk, its benefits, and how to pump properly to strengthen yourself. Share your moment on social media with the hashtag #WorldBreastPumpingDay.

Observed

World Breast Pumping Day has been observed annually on January 27th.

Dates

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Friday, January 27th, 2023

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

Founded by

Wendy Armbruster in 2017

Also on Thursday, January 27th, 2022

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