Have you heard of the pumping hack that went viral?
So its pumping time and you are sitting under a pump, listening to the wish-woshing of your pumping machine expecting ounce after ounce to be flowing in. After what seems like ages, you decide to have a peak at all the yummy breastmilk collecting in the bottles and excitedly you look down in despair at a measly 10mls……. Drip, drip, drip!
How can this be, what the hell is going on? This is not how I imagined it!
This my friends is the Law of Pumping. Much like a watched kettle will never boil, so too will a watched pumping bottle never fill.
The very clever IBCLC Johanna Sargeant from Zurich, Switzerland came up with a clever trick that went viral practically overnight. Many of you may ask, how has no one come up with it sooner and your right…
Simply place a sock over your pumping bottles so you cant see that drip- drip -drip which in turn reduces the stress during the pumping session.
Johanna goes on to say
“Some women are reporting often 2-3 times more milk when they remove themselves mentally from the result of their pumping session!”
Like wow, who would have thought something so simple could have such a positive impact.
To be honest , I could never get newborn socks to stay on my babies so this is a much better use for them!!!
Have you tried this?