DIYA BREAST PUMP - Pumping Milk has never been easier
Benefits of Pumping
1. Breast milk is the best food for the baby
World Health Organization (WHO) recommends mothers to exclusively feed breast milk for first 6 months and continue it for 2 years or as long as the baby and mother desires. Freshly expressed breast milk is the best for the baby. Even if you refrigerate or freeze breast milk, it is still more nutritious than infant formula. Breast milk contains antibodies that help increase baby’s immunity against diseases. Breast milk lowers baby’s risk of having asthma or allergies. Plus, babies who are fed breast milk exclusively for the first 6 months have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses, and healthier gut. Longer-term health benefits include reducing the risk of obesity in childhood and adolescence.
2. Benefits of Pumping
Pumping helps to maintain milk supply if
- Mother empties both breasts regularly.
- Mother is separated from the baby due to work or for other reasons like baby is in NICU. The mother can pump and store breastmilk.
- Mother taking medications which doesn’t allow nursing so pump and dump may be necessary.
3. More economical
Note, feeding breast milk is more economical than feeding infant formula. To put into perspective, the cost of an exclusively feeding formula for a year could cost about Rs. 60,000 assuming Rs. 530/pack cost for a 400-gram infant formula pack.
4. Cost of feeding infant formula
|Week||No of scoops per feed||No of feedings per day||Formula consumed per day (in grams)||No of days||Formula consumed per month (grams)||Amount of water per feeding (ml)||Amount of Milk (per day) ml||How much formula (per day) in ml|
|Total 6 months||24,021|
|7 Month onwards||7||4||132||180||23,688||210||840||933|
|Total 1 year||47,709|
|Total cost on formula 6 months||31,828|
|Total cost on formula 1 year||63,215|