hi m a mother of 2.. elder one is 5 yrs old and younger one is 15 days old.. m travelling with both to UK in d mo th if april.. wish to knw if breast pump wud b helpful .??n if so whch one manual or electric.. ??

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There are two types of pump available, Manual and Electric. If you are looking at a pump, which is not very expensive, which is lighter and easy to use and portable, which you will not be using more often (only 3-4 times in a day then go for Manual pump. You can also take advice of your doctor on exact ways of using it. Manual pump is also known to increase the breast milk supply. So do not worry, you can easily use it.Pumping milk takes almost the same time as breastfeeding, but with practice and a good pump, you can pump your breasts in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. Expressed milk can be stored in BPA Free or glass bottles and kept at room temperature for 1-2 hours and in fridge for 2-3 hours. To use the milk, warm it by placing the bottle in a pan containing warm water and use it within the next 24 hours. Do not refreeze it. The left over milk can be kept in refrigerator and use it in the next feed. But do not heat it or microwave the milk. Microwave can form hot air pockets that can be dangerous. I hope this helps.

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