Combination feeding is breastfeeding alongside offering bottles of formula or expressed breastmilk. It’s important to understand how breastmilk is made and supply maintained. If you are giving a bottle of expressed milk or formula once a day and pumping around the same time, you may not suffer a dip in supply. Many mums do this at night. Mum pumps and goes to bed/shower etc, and dad gives the bottle and settles baby so mum gets a rest. Mum then breastfeeds the rest of the time.
The world of breast pumps can be a daunting place for parents, who wonder: What are the options? Why are there so many different types? Does expensive mean best? Do I actually need one? In this post, I will try to provide you with an all you need to know guide to choosing a breast pump, and why you should be doing your homework before you have your baby.