In this magazine article, MEDNAX-affiliated neonatologist, Dr. Barbara Carr advises potential breast milk donors on basic cleanliness standards when expressing milk. That includes washing your hands well each time you pump, cleaning your pump parts with hot, soapy water and sanitizing your pump parts daily. To avoid infection and to maintain your milk supply, Dr. Carr recommends pumping or nursing every two or three hours, making sure you are emptying your breasts each time you pump and eating well. If you take care of yourself, you’ll be more likely to be able to offer this amazing contribution toward your own baby’s growth—and the growth of other babies, as well.
Read the full magazine article at FIT Pregnancy.