Pumping in the military is a must if you want to give your baby breastmilk while you are separated. In this section you’ll find information on choosing the best pump, the basics of pumping and hand expression, milk storage tips, milk supply issues, and even how-to create a lactation room at your command.
How to start pumping, building a stockpile and how to make pumping a bit more enjoyable.
Guidelines for safe collection and storage of your hard-earned expressed breastmilk.
This section describes the different types of breast pumps available on the market today with recommendations for which ones are best suited for the AD military mother.
Even if you plan on using an electric pump, the best laid plans can go wrong. It is always a good idea to know how to hand express your milk for the unexpected TDY, downed aircraft, power outages or missing pump parts.
Need information on how to make your own hands-free bra or kit? You’ll find all the directions and photos you need here.
Don’t think you can create a lactation room at your command? Think again with these tips from AD moms who have been successful!
Every working mother faces milk supply issues at some point in her breastfeeding career, here are some tried-and-true tips to help get you through the slump.